Sexual Assault Legal Institute

Organization Details

Address:
PO Box 8782,
Silver Spring,
MD,
20907
Phone
301-565-2277
Email:
info@mcasa.org
Organization Contact Phone:
301-565-2277
Program Contact Phone
301-565-2277
Program staff provide services in other lanuages
Spanish, French
Office days/hours
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Intake days/hours (walk-in)
No walk-ins
Intake days/hours (by phone)
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Cost or fee (describe)
None
Eligibility-residence-county
Statewide
Eligibility-income
Maryland Legal Services Corporation Guidelines
Program Description

SALI provides direct civil legal services for victims and survivors of sexual assault regarding: education, including college administrative hearings; privacy issues; peace and protective orders; family law matters (divorce, custody, visitation, child/spousal support); employment; housing; crime victims compensation; referrals for tort cases; any other civil matters relating to sexual assault.  SALI also provides legal training, technical assistance and resources for professionals working with sexual assault victims: training for Rape Crisis and Recovery Center staff and volunteers regarding the law and the legal options available for victims; training and technical assistance for attorneys working with survivors; checklists to help victims, advocates and attorneys screen for civil legal needs; and a Low Bono Network of attorneys interested and trained in working with victims. Low Bono attorneys receive a reduced fee for their work.  SALI works in all 24 jurisdictions of Maryland. 

To connect with SALI, call 301-565-2277 (or toll-free to 877-496-SALI) for a 10-15 minute phone conversation with an advocate. Call Monday - Thursday from 9  AM- 6 PM, or Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM. 

Se Habla Espanol.

Immigration legal services consist of:

  • Assistance with self-petitioning for VAWA
  • Assistance with U and T visas
Birth certificate, name change, or gender change
Full Representation
Child custody and visitation
Full Representation
Child Support
Full Representation
Crime victim help
Full Representation
Divorce, Separation, or Annulment
Full Representation
Domestic violence shelter
Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Domestic violence, peace and protective orders
Full Representation
Employment Discrimination
Full Representation
Employment Law
Full Representation
Family Law
Full Representation
General Civil Legal Services
Full Representation
Guardianship, Adult
Full Representation
Guardianship, Child
Full Representation
Immigration
Full Representation
Paternity
Full Representation
Power of attorney
Full Representation
Prisoner rights and services
Full Representation
School records
Full Representation
School, suspension and expulsion
Full Representation
Tort defense
Limited representation
Se habla Español
Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
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