Current Initiatives

Safe at Home

At Legal Aid we believe that no victim of domestic violence should have to face their abuser alone.  Partnering with our region's domestic vioence shelters and advocates throughout our communities, we have three attorneys and one paralegal who provide full representation in court to all victims of domestic violence in protective orders, custody, support and divorce matters.

Advocates for Credit, Employment and Shelter

Understanding that sometimes combating poverty and injustice requires a coordinated effort, we have partnered with the other Legal Services Corporation of Virginia grantees to fight statewide issues surrounding equal access to credit, employment and housing.  Attorney Jesse Zajac zealously advocates throughout our service area on these issues, as well as coordinating statewide initiatives with other ACE advocates throughout the state.

Campaign to Reduce Evictions Fellowship

Given that Hampton Roads has some of the highest eviction rates in the nation, LASEV is happy to announce the CARES Fellowship.  The CARES attorney, Emily Smith, works to fight evictions throughout the LASEV service area, spearheading LASEV's eviction diversion programs and being present in the local courts to provide information and representation to tenants on the local public housing eviction dockets.

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