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    Programs that provide information and guidance and/or representation in court proceedings for individuals who have been abused in an intimate relationship and/or for people who are facing a summary conviction offence or criminal charge for perpetrating abuse. Included are domestic violence law clinics and other legal assistance programs that represent victims of domestic abuse at restraining order hearings or in other civil or criminal actions involving charges against an abuser. Most also represent the person's interests in complexities that arise as part of the legal process such as restitution, payment of debts or child support, custody and visitation and property control. Some programs may also represent victims of domestic abuse who have been charged with a crime and/or handle cases involving accusations of child abuse filed by one parent against the other, abuse of an elderly person by an adult child or abuse of an adult child by a parent.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Abuse/Violence Support ServicesAssist all victims regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. All services are free and confidential. We provide court advocacy. Information and referral, crisis intervention and advocacy, case management, individual and group counseling, as well as community education and outreach and prevention services.AlbanyDOMESTIC VIOLENCE OUTREACH SERVICESEQUINOX
    Abuse/Violence Support ServicesThe Unity House of Troy Domestic Violence Services program provides services to all victims and survivors of domestic violence, including victims and survivors of intimate partner violence and family violence. Unity House operates a 33-bed confidential shelter and an extensive non-residential program. The program employs co-located advocates at the Rensselaer County Department of Social Services, Rensselaer County Child Protective Services, and Rensselaer County Family Court. Additionally, advocates are available to assist victims and survivors with law enforcement and prosecution. Services include advocacy, accompaniment, information and referral, support, and extensive safety planning. Unity House Domestic Violence Services offers several housing programs that provide intensive case management and rental assistance to program participants. Housing options include Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Re-Housing, and Transitional Housing. Unity House Domestic Violence Services offers a therapy program, which includes individual and group domestic violence education. Another service is the counseling, specifically designed for the unique circumstances that victims and survivors encounter. Finally, Unity House offers the Unity House Law Project. The Law Project provides consultation and representation on civil-legal matters to income-eligible victims and survivors within the county. Unity House Domestic Violence Services maintains the Rensselaer County 24 hour hotline, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. RensselaerDOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICESUNITY HOUSE OF TROY
    Abuse/Violence Support ServicesEquinox offers individual case management, counseling, and support groups for victims of elder abuse.AlbanyELDER ABUSE SERVICESEQUINOX
    Abuse/Violence Support ServicesThe Family Violence Litigation Clinic of Albany Law School offers pro bono legal services to low income battered individuals in matters related to safety, financial support and custody of children. These services include orders of protection, paternity or child support orders, visitation of children and charges of child neglect due to domestic violence.AlbanyFAMILY VIOLENCE LITIGATION CLINICALBANY LAW CLINIC AND JUSTICE CENTER
    Abuse/Violence Support ServicesWellspring (formerly Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County) offers 24-hour domestic violence and rape crisis hotlines, 24-hour crisis intervention and accompaniment, counseling, comprehensive case management, legal advocacy, legal clinics, specialized children's and youth counseling and support groups, financial literacy training, support groups for adult domestic violence-sexual assault survivors, Safe Pet Partnership, transitional and permanent supportive housing programs, prevention programs for youth and adults.SaratogaRAPE CRISIS-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-PREVENTION AND EDUCATIONWELLSPRING
    Legal/Court ServicesThe Military Families Project provides specialized civil legal services to survivors who are connected to the military, who are service members or veterans themselves, or who have been abused by service members or veterans. It also provides training and ongoing technical assistance to help attorneys and advocates working with military-related clients provide appropriate and effective services.AlbanyDOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND MILITARY FAMILIES PROJECTLEGAL PROJECT
    Legal/Court ServicesThe Domestic Violence Legal Connection assists victims of domestic violence with legal issues relating to their abuse by providing legal advice and representation as well as free consultations on non-criminal legal issues resulting from domestic violence.AlbanyDOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGAL CONNECTIONLEGAL PROJECT
    Legal/Court ServicesLegal advocacy, court accompaniment, and legal clinics for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. SaratogaLEGAL ADVOCACY AND LEGAL CLINICSWELLSPRING

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