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Access to Justice: Civil Legal Advocacy

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This issue of Connections focuses on civil legal advocacy. As advocates, when we think of legal advocacy, we may focus on activities such as supporting a survivor at a defense interview, or accompanying a survivor to trial. Let's challenge ourselves to think outside of the criminal justice box and consider other remedies that may meet survivors' needs. This issue of Connections explores those remedies, focusing on employment and housing protections for survivors, court watching as an alternative to traditional legal advocacy, and the complexities of child sexual abuse allegations in custody cases. In addition, we highlight six Washington programs' outstanding legal advocacy work and provide a list of Washington-specific professional legal resources for advocates to access when the advice of a legal professional is needed. We hope that this issue will encourage you to consider alternative avenues for legal advocacy and support you in your existing civil legal advocacy work.

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Reviewed: May 9th, 2016