7.7 C. Relevant Websites


Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center works with abused Americans and their children in foreign countries to provide domestic violence and child abuse advocacy, resources and tools so that they can navigate the complicated jurisdictional, legal and social international landscapes, to be able to live their lives free of abuse either in the foreign country or back in the United States. This is achieved via an international toll free crisis line, 866-USWOMEN, accessible from 175 countries, serving a population estimated at 5.25 million American civilians overseas.

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Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice is the national association for Citizens Advice Bureau across England and Wales - setting and monitoring standards, providing support, guidance and services.


Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

CICA is the government body responsible for administering the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in England, Scotland and Wales. The scheme can pay money (compensation) to people who have been physically or mentally injured because they were a victim of a violent crime.


Legal Aid Agency

The Legal Aid Agency provides civil and criminal legal aid and advice in England and Wales. It works in partnership with solicitors and not-for-profit organisations to provide information, advice and legal representation to people in need.


Resolution (Association of Family Law Solicitors)

Resolution’s 5000 members are family lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Members follow a Code of Practice and promote a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Members encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family and in particular the best interests of children.


Rights of Women

Rights of Women are a women’s voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights. This website provides comprehensive information and guidance for women concerning their legal rights. There is also an advice line providing free of charge legal advice - operating times are listed on the website.