Hennepin County adding position to help provide legal aid to people seeking order of protection
Funding has been continued for the remainder of 2019 for CMLS’ involvement with an Order for Protection project. CMLS became involved as a partner to the 4th Judicial Districts Family Court Enhancement project in 2016. While CMLS is no longer funded under that grant, we’ve continued to seek and obtain other funding sources to continue this work in partnership with the court.
Last March, CMLS partnered with Hennepin County. CMLS continues to send an attorney 3 days per week to Family Court to meet with an advise petitioners on Order for Protection matters. Exciting changes are coming our way! Starting this March, CMLS will be sending a staff attorney to the Domestic Abuse Service Center (DASC) at the County Attorney’s Office to assist on the forefront of these matters.
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