LAS - RISE Clinic
Under the RISE Project, Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and its project partner, Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA), provide victims of crime in Broward County, FL. with access to legal representation to assert and seek enforcement of their rights in criminal cases, pursuant to Amendment 6 of the Florida Constitution, known as Marsy’s Law. These rights include, for example:
- Right to due process and to be treated with fairness and respect for the victim’s dignity
- Right to be free from intimidation, harassment and abuse
- Right to be reasonably protected from the accused and anyone acting on behalf of the accused
- Right to have the safety and welfare of a victim and the victim’s family considered when setting bail
- Right to prevent disclosure of information that could be used to locate the victim or victim’s family
LAS serves survivors of all non-intimate partner crimes such as, adult or child sexual assault, bullying, identity theft, fraud, human trafficking, child victims of abuse, abandonment, or neglect, survivors of mass violence; and CCLA serves survivors of intimate partner crime such as domestic violence, battery, assault, and stalking. All victims served under the RISE project also have the benefit of working with a trauma-informed social worker who can assist with crisis intervention, accompaniment, and in providing resources to crime victims.
|Jurisdiction serving (geographic and courts):||Broward County, Florida 117th Judicial Circuit|
|Victim population serving:||All victims of crime residing in Broward County, Florida|
|Project Partners:||Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc.|
|Intake Gateway(s) & Process(es) for a Victim:||The points of entry for our clients are as follows: physical office location; outreach locations attended by representatives of LAS and CCLA; telephone, when necessary due to inability to travel to office.|
This project is supported in part by Grants No. 2017-VF-GX-K130 and 2018-V3-GX-K018, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Project are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.