With funding provided under the Victims of Crime Act, Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc. (LAS) provides holistic civil legal services to victims of crimes. LAS serves victims of all VOCA-eligible non-intimate partner crimes such as:
- adult physical/aggravated assault and battery
- neglect adult or child sexual assault
- forcible sexual offenses (including rape)
- identity theft and fraud
- human trafficking (sex and labor)
- child victims of abuse
- abandonment or neglect
- financial crimes
- hate crimes
- mass violence
LAS provides these legal services in the areas of Consumer, Housing, Immigration, Injunctive Relief, and Children’s’ Advocacy. Consumer focuses on wage garnishment, debt collection, and foreclosure. Housing focuses on Landlord/Tenant (lease termination, eviction, conditions). Immigration focuses on U-Visas, work authorizations, lawful status, and unaccompanied minors. Injunctive Relief focuses on violence or stalking involving non-related parties, such as roommates or neighbors. Children’s Advocacy focuses on dependency, delinquency, kinship, and special needs education rights for children who are victims of crime, either directly or indirectly.
- Must be a Broward County Resident and a victim of crime.
You may come to our office or call (954) 736-2494. Please make sure our staff knows you are a victim of crime.