Legal Issues
VINE (VineLink.com):
number, then register to be alerted if the offender has been released or transferred, or has escaped.  

WOMEN'S LAW (WomensLaw.org):
This site has state-by-state legal information and resources for victims, as well as advice on how to leave an abusive situation, gather
evidence of abuse, and prepare for court. (source: oprah.com)

CHILD CUSTODY ISSUES:  ILLINOIS COALITION for FAMILY COURT REFORM
Too often I receive e-mails from women who have lost their children to their abusers. This is a good site for those who want to do
something about the failure of the family court system.  While one may not live in Illinois, the resource page at this site connects to others
who are concerned about the issue.  It also shows what can be done when concerned citizens decide to do something about changing the
law.
 

WORLD Law Direct:
WORLD Law Direct is the leading interactive provider of U.S. and international legal solutions. Today we're helping to fill the need for
understandable and efficient legal solutions. In addition to an expanding database, our systems automatically re-route designated issues to
our global law team when necessary, providing thorough, up-to-date advice on commonly-faced legal issues in over 26 international
jurisdictions including the United States. We put the resources of a global law firm to work for you.   They have a page devoted to domestic
violence.

LEGAL AID SOCIETY:
Orange County, CA   
There are some of the many websites I found with an Internet search.  If your area is not on this list, please use the Internet search field to
locate the closest group to you.  Type in LEGAL AID SOCIETY and your city or your closest major city .  These sites also offer important
of links to other groups that may be of assistance.

DIRECTORY OF CRIME VICTIM SERVICES
The  Online Directory of Crime Victim Services is a resource from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Since its launch in 2003, the
Directory has helped thousands of crime victims and service providers find non-emergency crime victim service agencies in the United
States and abroad.  Search by STATE or COUNTRY.  Go the home page and click START HERE.
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Barbara Bentley
Motivational Author and Speaker