The DAIS Legal Advocacy Program provides support, information, advocacy and court accompaniment to people who are experiencing intimate partner violence or stalking. DAIS legal services include assistance with restraining orders, family law, criminal law, immigration and other legal matters.
Legal Advocates work with people by phone, in individual meetings, in court, and assist victims with safety planning, information, and referrals to community partners.
Legal Advocates also provide information and referrals to victims of other types of abuse and concerned community members. Legal Advocates are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice.
Contacting the Legal Advocacy Program
To reach the DAIS Legal Advocacy Program, call the 24-Hour DAIS Help Line at (608) 251-4445, or Text Line at (608) 420-4638. A Help Line Advocate can offer support, resources, and general legal information, and can connect you to the Legal Advocate voice mail.
Please leave a detailed message, including a safe phone number, and a Legal Advocate will return your call between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
If you live outside of Dane County, you can call 1-800-799-SAFE to be connected with a program near you.