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Give For Good Campaign
On May 1st, 2018 The Shreveport Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Project is holding the annual “Give For Good” Campaign.
When you donate to the “Give For Good” Campaign, your donation will support victims of domestic violence with obtaining Protective Orders and will assist the indigent with obtaining legal help for civil matters. See below for further details*
You can donate in person at Rhino Coffee on Texas St. or Whole Foods on E 70th or you can donate online at www.givegorgoodnla.com
The Shreveport Bar Foundation and Shreveport Bar Association thank you for you efforts in helping to stop domestic violence.
*Statistically Louisiana ranks 2nd in the nation in domestic violence and female homicide. A 2015 report by NYU Law School found survivors of domestic violence rated the filing of a protective order as one of two of their most effective tools for stopping domestic violence. Our program is serving the victims of domestic violence. Our goal is to provide civil legal representation that can reduce rates of violence, and be more effective than even shelters or counseling services. In addition to helping with a protective order, an attorney can assist with legal issues that may hinder women from leaving abusers, such as child custody, child support. The LRVDV is made up of 1 part time staff Attorney who services both 1st JDC and Juvenile Court in Caddo Parish and 1 paralegal . Our staff attorney accepts 2/3 of cases referred to LRVDV.
Our Program began July 1, 2016.
Since the first 18 months, LRVDV have protected over 300 victims from experiencing further incidents of domestic violence. Many of these victims were children living in a home where abuse was present in Caddo Parish.
90% of our cases involve children whether direct victims or exposed to abuse in the home.
327 victims were matriculated through our office within 2 days of being referred.
242 victims participated and completed through the court process.
173 of the petitions originated in Juvenile Court.
Statistically a woman will file for a Temporary Restraining Order more than 3 times before she makes the decision not to dismiss it, and moves forward with the process.
In 2017 Shreveport Police Department answered 2,539 calls for Domestic Violence and related offenses.