Rep. Horlacher: Legal clinic vision becomes reality

Contact: Rep. Cody Horlacher
608-266-5715

Madison, WI – The University of Wisconsin Law School and the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) have partnered to create a new legal clinic focused on restraining order services. This new program will be called the VOCA Restraining Order Clinic. The clinic will provide legal services to victims of crime that are in need of restraining order services and will provide law students the opportunity to get real world experience helping victims in our communities before graduation. The program will provide services in Dane, Jefferson, Rock, and Sauk counties.

Rep. Cody Horlacher stated, “I am excited to see my vision for a victims legal clinic come to fruition. It has been an honor to work with DOJ and the UW Law School to identify federal resources we can put to use in our communities to help some of our most vulnerable families.”

The clinic will open early next year and will provide much needed assistance in bridging the service gap for victims.

“This collaborative effort between the legislature, the UW Law School and DOJ is truly a multi-faceted approach to addressing the needs of victims and those in need of legal service with providers who are able to assist. We need to continue to work with various stakeholders both within and outside of government to identify innovative and effective means to help Wisconsinites across our state”, said Rep. Horlacher.

More information about the clinic can be found here: https://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/Articles/UW_Law_School_to_launch_new_rest_2018-10-25

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