Taking a holistic approach to ending domestic violence

DAIS logoEach year Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) serves thousands of women, children and men through their life-changing programs. These individuals come from all facets of our community — they are our neighbors, coworkers, family and friends. DAIS provides hope and help through its staff and volunteers.

When someone reaches out to DAIS, they are connected with advocates who believe them. They are empowered by advocates to make complicated and courageous choices. They are supported by advocates who are committed to helping them break down barriers to safety through free and confidential services. When necessary, DAIS legal advocates have been able to connect some victims with volunteer attorneys through a collaboration with the Madison office of Quarles & Brady and Community Justice, Inc.. The collaboration with Dane County law firms and Community Justice is a modified version of the Lawyer for the Day program in Milwaukee.

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Using family court to obtain immigration relief for minors

By Marsha M. Mansfield and Stacy Taeuber (This article was first published by the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and is reprinted with permission.) The Immigrant Justice Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School was created in 2012 to provide a sound clinical experience for law students and quality pro bono representation for Wisconsin’s growing immigrant population. The Clinic works closely with the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago to represent immigrants in detention and removal proceedings and …

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