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The Mississippi Attorney General, in cooperation with the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault, will be hosting seminars around the state focused on improving access to the legal system for victims of sexual assault. As with all victims of crime, victims of sexual assault encounter a myriad of issues through no fault of their own as a result of the crime, and many of these needs require legal assistance to address. Victims are often exposed to harassment in their personal lives as well as in the workplace. Many find it necessary to seek restraining orders against their perpetrators. Victims who are in relationships with their perpetrators or have children in common with the perpetrator may need assistance seeking divorce or child custody. Many experience housing and employment issues, which could range from homelessness, being evicted from their housing, suffering disciplinary actions at work. Solutions to these issues commonly require legal advocacy. The Bureau of Victim Assistance will be hosting ten (10) CLE seminars across the state addressing the issue of effective legal representation of victims of sexual assault. Six (6) hours of continuing education credits, including one (1) hour of ethics, will be provided. More information on dates and locations, as well as registration information may be found at http://www.ago.state.ms.us/training-events/.
Please check the webpages of the legal services providers to find out about additional access to justice events.