Children & Families

Guardianship Caregiver Project

The Guardianship Caregiver Project assists caregivers with obtaining guardianship over children, prenatal to 5, (and their older siblings) to prevent further exposure to domestic violence, child abuse and neglect.

Project advocates represent prospective guardians by preparing and filing guardianship petitions, responding to objections, representing clients in mediation and guardianship hearings, and preparing post-hearing letters and orders.

Domestic Violence Reduction Project

The Domestic Violence Reduction Project provides legal assistance to protect children, prenatal to five, from further exposure to domestic violence, child abuse and/or neglect.

Project advocates represent clients by preparing and filing legal protective orders (commonly known as a Restraining Order), obtaining child custody and visitation orders where applicable, representing clients in court, making referrals to other services, and other legal assistance.

Immigrant Victims
GBLA assists VAWA eligible immigrants who are survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Services include assistance with VAWA and -Visa petitions, petitions to adjust Lawful Permanent Resident status, and advocacy with law enforcement agencies. These remedies provide a way for victims to work independent of the batterer to obtain lawful-permanent residency, employment authorization, or even naturalization.

Education Law Project 

The Education Law Project ensures students have fair access to education in order to learn, grow, and prosper.

The project provides legal services related to school discipline, truancy, bullying, discrimination, and special education issues.