Legal program to help southwest Georgia domestic violence victims

Legal program to help southwest Georgia domestic violence victims
Representatives will be at the Lee County Library the first Monday of each month from 1-3 pm. (Source: WALB)
Representatives will be at the Lee County Library the first Monday of each month from 1-3 pm. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A new legal program is now available to Lee County residents, as well as residents of 30 other counties in southwest Georgia.

The Georgia Legal Services Program recently received funding to provide numerous services to domestic violence survivors.

Services include protective orders, family law issues and housing.

Vicky Kimbrell, Georgia Legal Services' Family Violence Project director, said these services are very important for many counties.

"In some of those counties down there, there's is not one lawyer in some of those counties. We are the only alternative, we are the only legal option that many of these victims have," said Kimbrell.

A representative from the program will be in Lee County the first Monday of each month to meet with people.

MORE INFORMATION:

  • Lee County Library
  • First Monday of each month from 1 pm - 3 pm
  • No appointment is needed
  • Call 1-800-735-4271 for more information

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