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Legal Assistance


ICAA’s Legal Assistance Team offers two programs:

Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) program serves individuals who are survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault with legal representation in the following areas: Divorce/Separation, Child Custody/Placement, Child Support, and Restraining Orders. LAV serves clients in Barron, Burnett, Clark, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn counties.

The Civil Legal Assistance (CLA) program is dedicated to those affected by COVID-19 and facing eviction or foreclosure. CLA serves the following 19 counties: Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Rusk, Ashland, Iron, Price, Taylor, Clark, Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Langlade, Florence, Oconto, Menomonie, and Marinette.

YOU DO HAVE CHOICES. WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS AND MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS.

Every Call is Confidential. Your Safety is Our Main Concern

LAV Advocates help connect eligible clients to free legal representation for the following: Divorce/Separation, Child Custody and Placement, Child Support, Restraining Orders, Unemployment Compensation, Access to Fair and Affordable Housing, and other areas that ensure safety and independence of survivors.

For more information or to submit a referral for services, call Tosha at 715-532-1603.

Quiz: Are you in an abusive relationship and need legal help?

If you answer ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may qualify for free legal services through ICAA’s LAV program.

LAV Client Testimonial

I had an ongoing case with an ex-partner with whom I’d had twin daughters. He was able to financially “out do” me and string me along for years within the legal system. I was able to keep up about the first 2 years, but rapidly depleted my savings and any access to additional funds.

It was like I was in hell for the next four years – humiliated in court. I felt uncomfortable and unheard every step of the way. I was caught in an emotional hurricane and that moment when I got the call that I was approved for this program, years hit the floor and I felt like I took the first calm breath of relief I’ve had in a long time.my attorney was there for me and actually listened to me. I understood that this didn’t mean I would get everything my way. but, it did mean that I wasn’t alone anymore. that was all I needed – a voice and support.

This program is without a doubt one of the most important programs I’ve ever heard of or been a part of in my life. It’s a lifeline for people who are in similar situations, and I’m so thankful for what it’s given to me and my family! I’m thankful for the existence of the LAV program and everyone who plays a role in creating this fully functional, amazing program.

For an application to either the LAV Legal Assistance for Victims Application or the CLA Legal Assistance for COVID Victims, please choose one of the below fillable forms and email them to katie.channell@indianheadcaa.org. Should you have questions, please call Katie at 715-532-1603.