Protection orders and their perceived effectiveness – A domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center program final report: SASA Crisis Center – Legal Advocacy Program Hastings, Nebraska

Shelby Connett, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Jeanette Harder, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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SASA views their legal advocacy program as a way for them to inform, guide, and assist their clients in obtaining one tool to achieve safety: a protection order. They also view this program as a way to advocate for system changes to be made regarding how and why protection orders are or are not awarded. SASA’s legal advocacy program strives to be an agent of cultural, community, and system change. This report showcases data derived from protection order affidavits and interviews to help determine whether SASA’s legal advocacy program is reaching their mission and goals.