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Navigating the Civil Legal System ADVOCACY FOR REFUGEES IN IDAHO CHRISTINA KING, MBA, CPM.

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1 Navigating the Civil Legal System ADVOCACY FOR REFUGEES IN IDAHO CHRISTINA KING, MBA, CPM

2 Domestic Violence Contacts & Resources Maureen Wishkoski WCA Court Advocate Manager ext. 20 Kendall Spencer WCA Victim Advocate Natalie Monro WCA Victim Advocate WCA Crisis Line: WCA Rape Advocacy Line: FACES: Idaho Domestic Violence Hotline: Sexual Assault Hotline: Idaho Care Line: OR

3 Definitions & Types of Abuse The intentional use of abusive tactics and/or physical force in order to obtain and maintain power and control over an intimate partner, a family member, or a friend. Physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, financial

4 Legal Hotlines & Resources Domestic Violence Legal Aid Advice Hotline Monday-Friday 9:30-3:30 (MT) Teen Dating Violence & Sexual Assault Legal Talk line Limited legal services & advice for ages 13 through Idaho Legal Aid Boise: Caldwell: Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program

5 Resources Continued… Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Numerous Initiatives & Resource Links Catholic Charities of Idaho Boise: Nampa: ProBono Immigration Law Network Charla at the Mexican Consulate- 5:30 1/23, 5/22, 9/25 Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Legal Clinics nd & 4 th Mondays each month 4-6pm Boise Public Library

6 Idaho Code Title 39, Chapter 63 AKA: Domestic Violence Crime Prevention Act Passed by Legislation in Domestic Violence means the physical injury, sexual abuse or forced imprisonment or threat thereof of a family or household member, or of a minor child by a person with whom the minor child has had or is having a dating relationship, or of an adult by a person with whom the adult has had or is having a dating relationship.

7 Protection Order Criteria DOMESTIC RELATIONSHIP RECENT ACT OR THREAT OF VIOLENCE o Married or previously married o Child in common o Reside or formerly reside together (includes roommates) o Related by blood o Current or former dating relationship **Includes same sex couples Physical injury Sexual abuse Forced imprisonment

8 Victim Files Petition Exparte Hearing Dismissed ResetGranted14 Day hearing DismissedGranted WCA Orientation WCA Assistance with Petition WCA Call WCA Referral to ILAS/IVLP Attorney

9 Court Assistance (4 th Judicial District) Interpreter Coordination: Sandra Barrios, Coordinator: Family Court Services: Information about parenting plans, child support, etc. Court Assistance Office (8:30-3 M-F): Access to free paperwork for civil court filings Protection Order Paperwork


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