Legal Resources

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Though legal matters are the concern of adults, they often impact the whole family. The following programs offer legal resources for child and family concerns.

The Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) is the place for anyone in Durham who has experienced domestic, family or sexual violence or human trafficking to find safety and support.
Who is Eligible:

Anyone experiencing domestic violence or sexual violence

Where are services offered?

Durham County

Cost: 

Free

All of DCRC’s services are free and confidential.

Services are available in the following language(s): English, Other languages through translation service, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

Call our 24-hour help line

English: 919-403-6562 Español: 919-519-3735; General Questions: 919-403-9425 or info@durhamcrisisresponse.org

Learn More:

thedcrc.org

Free trauma-informed legal services in immigration and family law for individuals with a low-income in Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties
Who is Eligible:

Individuals with a low-income who live or have cases in the geographic areas we serve

Where are services offered?

Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties (survivors of human trafficking served statewide)

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

Call and leave a message at 919-794-7511, ext. 2

Learn More:

justicemattersnc.org

Free legal services to those with low-income for cases including family law, employment, government benefits, housing, consumer issues and for families who feel their child has been denied access to their educational rights.
Who is Eligible:

Low-income North Carolinians needing legal help; Legal Aid of North Carolina screens all applicants to determine if they meet financial and other requirements for service

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Other languages through translation service, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

Call the Legal Aid Helpline Toll-Free: 1 (866) 219-5262 – 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday and 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Monday & Thursday or submit an online application – legalaidnc.org/get-help/apply-online

Learn More:

legalaidnc.org

Right to Education Project – legalaidnc.org/about-us/projects/advocates-childrens-services – or watch this YouTube video where ‘Notorious RBG’ learns more about the program.

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