The Disability Law Center may be able to provide FREE legal assistance to Persons with Disabilities who are crime survivors with civil matters related to the person’s disability.

As part of the Civil Legal Aid to Victims of Crime Initiative (“CLAVC”), DLC may provide FREE legal assistance in the following areas:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Disability Rights

To be eligible for this FREE legal assistance from DLC, the person with a disability must:

  1. Be a victim or a survivor of a crime*;
  2. Have a civil (non-criminal) legal problem that is a result of the crime; and
  3. Must live in Massachusetts, or the legal problem must be in Massachusetts

* The crime does not need to have been reported to the police or prosecuted.


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About the Project:

Crime victims often experience difficult legal problems that can’t be solved through the criminal law system.

For example, a victim of an assault may be unable to work, leading to financial distress including an eviction and debt collection problems. Or, a survivor of domestic violence may need legal help to get a divorce and child support.

The Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime Initiative — CLAVC — helps victims of crime throughout Massachusetts with their related civil legal problems — including family law, housing, immigration, disability rights, child welfare, education, consumer, identity theft, employment rights and public benefits.

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