Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy (TILA) Project
The TILA Project offers guidance on applying trauma-informed principles to working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the context of legal proceedings. Using a scenario-based approach, participants practice applying an advocacy-based, trauma-informed perspective, considering what might be happening from the perspective of the person seeking assistance and what practical strategies might help.
Each scenario is based on real questions from the field. The TILA Project is indebted to the survivors, legal advocates, and lawyers who asked questions that formed the bases of these scenarios and provided their insights and suggestions.
If you are involved in a legal case, please note that we cannot provide legal representation or legal advice.
For information about the law or to find a lawyer in your area, please visit www.womenslaw.org.