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Family and Community Resources, Inc.

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Ruth Zakarin
    617-423-0648
  • Organization Type: Other nonprofit/community based organization

Family & Community Resources, Inc. offers free, confidential bi-lingual services. These services include safety planning, support, counseling-both group and individual, legal advocacy, supervised visitation centers, outreach, and community education to men, women and children who are affected by domestic violence, and other traumatic events. State certified services for offenders of domestic violence.
Volunteer Activities: Attorneys, and law students provide information and court based advocacy. Additionally, attorneys give advice and represent clients at reduced fee or no charge; law students help complete paperwork.

Short Term Opportunities: Training, mini-workshops for staff as in-service training. Focus on topics like 209A law and Probate Court issues.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Barnstable, Bristol, Norfolk, Plymouth
  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile, Domestic Violence
  • Populations Served: Domestic Violence Victims, Low Income, trauma survivors, domestic violence perpetrators
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Training on domestic violence provided.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: Yes
  • Other Case Load Requirements: six month commitment preferred
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Legal Research, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Prepare legal education materials
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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