It’s Time to #TurnTexasTeal

turntexastealTexas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) and its Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) project are proud to join organizations throughout the state and #TurnTexasTeal during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

Nearly one in three Texans will experience sexual assault in their lifetime, with women being twice as likely to be victimized as men. More than 70 percent of survivors will know the perpetrator before the assault — they will be a friend, acquaintance, coworker or even a family member. Continue reading

Learning from the Experts on Helping Survivors of Sexual Assault

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from left to right: TRLA’s Maricarmen Garza alongside Stacy Malone (Victim Rights Law Center) and Lisa Levine (Houston Area Women’s Center)

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) project was proud to welcome Stacy Malone, Executive Director of the Victim Rights Law Center, and Lisa Levine, Clinical Director of the Houston Area Women’s Center, to San Antonio this week to guide our staff on the intricacies of working with survivors of sexual assault. Continue reading

LASSA Project in Full Swing!

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) project is in full swing, confirming 4 partners in our new northwest service area and launching its new website this morning.

The LASSA project serves 182 Texas counties from the panhandle to the Texas-Mexico border. LASSA provides survivors of sexual assault with a wide-range of free legal services from general advice to holistic, direct representation on civil legal matters.

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