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Criminal Offense Reduction

Under a new West Virginia law, certain felonies may be changed to a “reduced misdemeanor” on a criminal record through a civil court process called Criminal Offense Reduction. The intent of the law is to improve employment opportunities for people who may qualify. Read our new article to learn more.


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Dates 

  • Every 3rd Weds. of the month, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Free Veterans' Legal Clinic at the Greenbrier Co. VA Center, 280 Shamrock Ln., Ronceverte.  Walk-ins welcome.  Questions?  Call Legal Aid atty. Art Wolf, 304-255-0561, ext. 2228
  • Sept. 15, 2017, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Legal Aid Board Meeting, Clarksburg (location tba)

  • Dec. 15, 2017, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Legal Aid Board Meeting, Charleston (Legal Aid main office at 922 Quarrier St., 5th Fl.)

Seeking Justice, Changing Lives

With over 100 full-time staff in 12 offices, Legal Aid of West Virginia is the state's primary provider of civil legal aid and advocacy services.  Our mission is to ensure that the most vulnerable among us -  low-income families, seniors, victims of domestic violence, the disabled - have an equal shot at justice, in the courtroom and in their communities.  

              

               

 



What To Expect In WV Family Court for a DVPO (Domestic Violence Protective Order)

LAWV summer intern Kelsey Peake creates a valuable new resource for domestic violence victims.

Kelsey Peake, a 2017 summer college intern, produced this 8 minute video for our website, to help guide people through the process of going to court for a domestic violence protection order.  The video covers a wide range of information and suggestions, with a reassuring and supportive tone.  We hope it will help victims manage some of their fears about going to court perhaps for the first time in their lives. 

Kelsey is a rising senior at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, AL. She came to LAWV through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, an interdisciplinary program with over 20 participating colleges and 120 participating agencies across the country. Kelsey says, "Working at Legal Aid this summer is an experience I will cherish for many years to come; not only because of everything that I learned, but also because of the many wonderful people that I met during my time here.”