The Family Protection Authority (FPA) has taken a significant step towards supporting victims of domestic violence by announcing the initiation of legal assistance services. Starting from Tuesday, vulnerable victims will have the opportunity to seek legal aid to address their predicament.
In a tweet, the FPA shared that individuals in need of legal assistance can make requests in two ways. They can fill out a form on the FPA website or obtain the necessary forms directly from the office counters.
The provision of legal aid is expected to bolster the system’s efforts to combat domestic violence and serve as an additional force in its prevention. By empowering victims with professional legal support, the FPA aims to foster a safer environment and protect individuals from further harm.
Established in 2012 under Article 52 of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act, the FPA has been at the forefront of preventing domestic violence and raising awareness about this critical issue. Among its main responsibilities are providing services to victims, fostering collaboration among relevant institutions, and implementing national policies to protect the people from domestic violence.
To address the urgent needs of victims, the FPA has also set up temporary shelters and ensured sustainable services are available to those affected by domestic violence. Additionally, the authority is actively working to define and implement standards and procedures to effectively respond to incidents of domestic violence across all sectors.