New Horizons offers training for legal professionals to fight against abuse

New Horizons leaders want to strengthen safety net in legal system for survivors of abuse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Legal professionals have an opportunity to learn how they can build a safety net for survivors of abuse. Experts in La Crosse say nearly all victims of domestic abuse also have experienced financial abuse.

Three out of four survivors, financial security was their primary reason for staying in the abusive relationship. Survivors of abuse also have trouble navigating the legal system when seeking justice and protection.

Sessions will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Oct. 7 and 21 and Nov. 4 at the New Horizons La Crosse Outreach Center. Sessions are limited to 10 spots and it is required that all attendees register prior to the date they will be attending. For more information and to register, contact Rosanne at 608-791-2610 ext. 1309 or at ra2@nhagainstabuse.org.

About New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers:

New Horizons is a frontline provider of safety and services to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in La Crosse and Trempealeau counties. Through direct services provided by the agency advocates and an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, survivors are able to get back on their feet to rebuild their life free from danger and violence.

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