Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
6Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Defending Battered Women: A Manual For Criminal Defense Lawyers

Defending Battered Women: A Manual For Criminal Defense Lawyers

Ratings: (0)|Views: 300 |Likes:
Published by woodstockwoody
This manual is intended to be a guide for Texas criminal defense lawyers whose
clients, or potential clients, are battered women who are accused of a crime. It may also be
useful as a reference tool for investigators working with criminal defense attorneys, as well
as other professionals involved in the defense of battered women faced with criminal
charges. This is not an exhaustive manual, nor is it intended to provide guidance for the
entire range of criminal offenses that victims of abuse could face. It should, however, assist
the Texas practitioner in preparing hisher defense when the client has a history of abuse.
This manual is intended to be a guide for Texas criminal defense lawyers whose
clients, or potential clients, are battered women who are accused of a crime. It may also be
useful as a reference tool for investigators working with criminal defense attorneys, as well
as other professionals involved in the defense of battered women faced with criminal
charges. This is not an exhaustive manual, nor is it intended to provide guidance for the
entire range of criminal offenses that victims of abuse could face. It should, however, assist
the Texas practitioner in preparing hisher defense when the client has a history of abuse.

More info:

Categories:Types, Business/Law
Published by: woodstockwoody on Apr 27, 2011
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

05/16/2012

pdf

text

original

 
DEFENDING
BATTERED
WOMEN:
A
MANUAL
FOR
CRIMINAL
DEFENSE
LAWYERS
A
project of the Women's Advocacy Project,
Inc.
Funded
by
the
Texas
Bar
Foundation
Written
byAmy
C.
Wright
v
Edited
by
Suzanne
Donovan
Layout
and
Graphics
by
Hovis Design
 
Women's Advocacy Project, Inc.
The Women
S
Advocacy Project, Inc.
is
a statewide, nonpro$t, legal organization with amission to provide free legal advice, expand legal education, and promote access tojustice for Texas women in need.
The Women's Advocacy Project was established
in
1982
to respond to the needsof countless women across Texas with questions about their legal rights. Today,the women and children of Texas still have a great need for these services.
The
Project's activities
are
organized into six major program areas:1. Family Violence and Legal Line
&
General Legal HotlineProject attorneys answer statewide toll-fiee legal hotlines and provide assistance to women on avariety of legal concerns including domestic violence, family law issues, consumer problems,housing disputes and employment discrimination.
2.
Emergencv Legal Services CenterCenter attorneys represent survivors of domestic abuse in family law cases when other serviceproviders have turned them away and they cannot afford to hire a private attorney.
3.
Familv Violence Protection TeamProject attorneys help victims of domestic violence obtain emergency and long term protectiveorders. Team partners include the Austin Police Department, Travis County SheriffsDepartment, Legal Aid of Cenwal Texas, Travis County Attorney's Office, Safeplace, and theWomen's Advocacy Project.4. Emergencv Advocacv HotlineThe Project's Advocate assists survivors of domestic abuse, Texas shelters, and other serviceproviders with in-depth problem solving of the various complicated issues that affect batteredwomen's safety and security.
>
.
5.
Pro Se Protective Order PromamDeveloped by the Project in 1994, the Pro Se Protective Order packet primarily serves rural andSpanish-speaking women who don't have the resources to retain a private attorney and areunable to obtain services in their area. Each year hundreds of women are empowered to take thefirst step towards ensuring their safety and their children's safety by obtaining a protective order.
6.
Battered Women Defendants ProiectThe Battered Women Defendants Project provides training, case planning, and technicalassistance to Texas trial lawyers who are representing domestic violence survivors as defendantsin criminal actions. This year the Project is produc&g a resource manual that will be distributedto trial attorneys statewide.

Activity (6)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
Susan liked this
kdpgrahi liked this
lipdan liked this
labour97 liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->