Message from Executive Director Jay Neal
In light of recent concerns around the spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of public safety, the Governor’s office has instructed all state agencies to suspend non-essential training, beginning March 12, 2020.
The Georgia Victim Legal Assistance Network (VLAN) project is a nationally recognized project funded by the Vision 21 Initiative. It was formed to create a comprehensive, coordinated, and collaborative network of free, wraparound civil legal services that serve survivors of crime by addressing the full range of legal needs they may experience following their victimization and empowering them to restore their lives through access to justice and financial restoration.
The Network is primarily supported by four legal service organizations: Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP), Georgia Asylum and Immigrant Network (GAIN), Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF), and Atlanta Legal Aid Society (ALAS). The roles of the Core Partners involve leading the Network, providing holistic civil legal services to crime victims, and training victim service providers. Members of the Network, which includes other victim service and legal assistance organizations, provide legal representation for divorces, protective orders, financial support, and housing protection assistance. The Georgia Victim Legal Assistance Network is committed to enhancing and extending legal services to crime victims by increasing collaboration, cooperation and connection among primary partners, pro bono lawyers, community victim service providers to help victims rebuild their lives in the State of Georgia.