Name of Host Organization: Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.
City, State: San Antonio, Texas
Issue area: Domestic Violence
Sponsors: Texas Access to Justice Foundation
Meghan provided legal advocacy to domestic violence victims in Bexar County, Texas, to deter and reduce the growing number of violations of civil family law court orders through direct representation services and the development of a comprehensive community education program.
Need Addressed By Project
Meghan provided litigation services to enforce existing court orders for domestic violence victims, ensuring that victims receive promised safety and resources. Additionally, she developed and conducted comprehensive training for local law enforcement, legal profession-als, and victims to enable those parties to effectively identify and prevent violations of court orders. The desired outcome is not only to deter violations of court orders regarding domestic violence, but, more importantly, to enable victims and their families to achieve protection and stability.