One of the main functions of the State funded Legal Aid Service is the prevention of domestic violence and protection of the social rights of the victims of domestic violence and violence against women. The Legal Aid Service provides the victims of domestic violence/violence against women and possible victims with free legal consultation, drafting of legal document and court representation for the protection of the rights when court hears the case of issuing protective order, despite the insolvency status of a victim of violence or domestic violence. In addition, victim of the domestic violence is entitled to receive free legal aid in civil and administrative cases that are related to the fact of domestic violence despite the insolvency of a victim. According to the information received from the State funded Legal Aid Service during 2014-2019 (first quarter) totally 84 beneficiaries were provided with the court representation on protective and restrictive orders out of which 43 were juveniles and 616 legal consultations on restrictive and protective orders were issued by the lawyers of the legal aid service.
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