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The victim has the option of waiving any information or notification or other obligations specified under the offense.

The victim has the right to designate a spouse, adult child, parent, brother or grandparent to act on his behalf when the victim is physically incapable of personally assuming the rights established by law.

Victims of violence should provide the police or a trustworthy agency with their address and telephone number to be notified in case there is a criminal case against the released defendant and/or any court proceeding in which the defendant will be released.

The victim has the option to waive any information or notification or other obligations specified under the ofense.

The victim has the right to designate a spouse, adult child, parent, sibling or
grandparent to act on his or her behalf when the victim is physically incapable of personally assuming the rights established by law.

As a victim, you have rights

What are your rights
as a victim of violence?

The right to be heard: Victims have the right to be reasonably heard in any public court proceeding involving the release, guilty plea, sentencing or any parole proceeding of the accused.
The right to protection: Victims have the right to be reasonably protected from the accused. The victim has the right not to be intimidated, harassed or abused.
The right to privacy: Victims have the right to have their information and confidentiality protected.
The right to be present: Victims have the right not to be excluded from any public judicial proceeding unless the court, after receiving clear and convincing evidence, determines that the victim’s testimony would be materially altered if the victim were to hear other testimonies during the proceeding.
The right to restitution: Victims are entitled to have the court order the convicted person to pay money to the victims of the crime to compensate them for certain economic losses.
The right to notice: Victims have the right to be informed in a reasonable, accurate and timely manner of any public court proceeding or parole proceeding involving the crime or the defendant’s release or escape.

“This project was supported by Grant No. 2020-UW-AX-0017 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.”

Statistics

Many women are victims of violence but they don’t dare to report it. We will share some statistics that show the reality of those who experience violence.

  • 1 in every 3 Latinas has experienced domestic violence.
  • 50% of Latinas who have suffered abuse have never reported it.
  • 15.5 million of children across the United States live in homes where they  witness domestic violence.
  • 41% of Latinos believe that the main reason that Latinas are victimized is for fear of being deported.
  • Immigration statuses acts as a powerful form of control that forces  immigrant women to stay in abusive relationships.

We will be offering all of our services by appointment only. Please refer to the numbers below to contact the desired department and location.

MAIN OFFICE

2750 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta GA 30324 – 1rst Floor

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Family Stabilization and Well-Being Hotline: 404-638-1839
  • Immigration Services: Call 404.471.1889 or email  immigrationservices@thelaa.org

How we served the public?

This office offers all programs and services, plus translations.

LAWRENCEVILLE OFFICE

308 North Clayton St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Phone: 678-205-1018

How we served the public?
8:30 – 12:00pm
Closed – 12:00-1:00pm – Lunch Time
Open 1:00 – 5:00pm
Please call:
Tel. (678) 205-1018
This office offers all programs.

DALTON

508 E Morris St. Dalton, GA 30721

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Phones:
      • Main number: 706.272.1992
      • SNAP/Medicaid: 706-272-1998 or 706-272-1997
      • Financial Assistance/Homelessness Prevention: 706-272-1996

Our experienced social workers, all of whom are bilingual, meet with clients face-to-face and follow up with them periodically for up to 90 days to ensure they have access to the tools they need to succeed. The department also provides community referrals and resources to our clients, as well as hosts partners on an almost daily basis to talk to our families about various topics, including family planning, financial literacy and child development. We also offer free parenting classes.

To set-up a financial assistance pre-screening appointment, please call 404.638-1839, Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am -11:30am. For public benefits enrollment, please visit the Family Well-Being department weekdays before 8:30am.

We offer Family Well-Being services in our Atlanta and Lawrenceville offices.

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