If you have been harmed or threatened with physical violence or stalked, we can help.
WID recognizes that taking legal action against an abuser is an important step in keeping survivors safe. Obtaining an attorney, however, can have a huge financial burden. The Injunction for Protection Project (IFP) eliminates barriers to securing legal protection against an abuser.
IFP Attorneys at WID are Florida Bar-licensed & provide FREE legal representation & legal counsel in restraining order cases for:
Stalking / Harassment / Cyberstalking
Services that are available include:
Meeting with survivors to determine whether filing an injunction is safe and appropriate
Completing and filing petitions for protection
Representation at the Temporary and Final Hearing
Representation at Violation Hearing
Representation at a hearing to Modify or Extend an Injunction
Representation at a hearing where the abuser is attempting to dissolve or dismiss the injunction
IFP legal representation is dependent on the survivor’s eligibility, and an initial conflict check will be completed upon receipt of the referral to ensure there are no legal conflicts of interest before proceeding to the client-interview stage. In addition, the IFP Project will make referrals to other agencies for services not available through the Project.
To request counsel, please complete & submit the referral form below. For more information, please contact:
Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. is an ADA accessible facility. We welcome the opportunity to serve participants with disabilities and limited English proficiency. Accommodations will be made free of charge upon request.