After years of being in an abusive relationship, my daughter and I escaped. She’s still traumatized, and afraid, and always has a suitcase ready to go in case we have to run away from her father again.
We had a protection order, which needed to be renewed yearly. One day, the renewal was denied. We were shaken with fear.
Luckily, Northwest Justice Project came to our defense. The order was reinstated and extended for five years.
I want other women to know this: do not give up. Getting legal help as a victim of domestic violence can be the difference between life and death. Don’t be silent. Speak out. There are people like the attorneys at NJP who will help.