Legal Services

We provide free legal services in restraining order and limited family law matters for domestic violence victims in Alameda County. With lawyers on staff, Family Violence Law Center is well-equipped to guide victims through the court systems.

We work with people who need help with:

  • Domestic Violence Prevention Act restraining orders
  • Child custody filings (as attached to a domestic violence restraining order)
  • Visitation requests (as attached to a domestic violence restraining order)

Our Legal Services include:

  • Legal information
  • Paperwork preparation
  • Court accompaniment
  • Attorney representation in court

If you’d like to speak to someone today call 1-800-947-8301.

If you live outside of Alameda County we can offer referrals for free legal services in other jurisdictions.

Criminal Justice Advocacy

FVLC staffs a team of advocates who work closely with Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda police departments and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department in order to enhance victim safety and improve law enforcement response to domestic violence.

Advocates receive domestic violence referrals from these jurisdictions and pro-actively contact victims to offer support and services.