Support For SURVIVORS
Through legal counsel and survivor empowerment programming, LOTUS Legal Clinic supports survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking as they move toward a better future.
LOTUS Legal Clinic empowers survivors of sexual violence and trafficking. We provide direct, comprehensive legal services, advocacy, and community education, and we invest in survivors as change agents.
Our legal services include: Crime victim’s rights enforcement, criminal record relief, immigration representation for survivors of human trafficking and/or sexual violence, civil restraining orders, school & workplace advocacy & protections, and consumer law issues related to victimization.
LOTUS believes that survivor empowerment is the core of what makes LOTUS unique as a legal clinic. Programs like Untold Stories help our clients live through the challenges of their cases and come through with hope and purpose. Using art, literature and other humanities gives power to the law and direct access to what survivors teach us and ask us to change about the status quo. LOTUS helps survivors meet their personal goals through scholarships and services to help them become change agents, nonprofit CEO’s, peer mentors, writers and public speakers.
LOTUS Legal Clinic is a well-respected source of information for partners and providers of anti-trafficking services. Our staff and volunteer board members are available to provide both in-person and virtual training on prevention and best practices for community groups, law enforcement agencies, and victim service providers.
The Untold Stories writers workshop is nationally recognized for its innovative approach that combines art therapy, creative writing, and law to help survivors process their trauma, reclaim their autonomy, and emerge with a sense of purpose and strength.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.