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In 2014, the FBI reported that in twelve months 1,214,462 violent
crimes occurred nationwide. About 63% of those crimes were aggravated
assaults. That means one-on-one: Perpetrator versus Victim.
When the Perpetrator is caught, he gets a free attorney. We think the
Victim should get a free attorney, too. Counter Balance is a new
501(c)(3) certified nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free
legal services to Victims of violent crime.
We work together with law enforcement, prosecutors, and legal agencies
to make sure the Victim has a legal advocate. After the Perpetrator is
convicted, we give Victims the legal services they need.
WE'RE ON A MISSION
We want to provide Victims of violent crime with legal help so that they
can get back to normal. Each client is ensured free legal services –
regardless of economic status – because we believe no person should pay
for relief from a violent crime.
We want the members of our community to know that we are here to help.
We act as a bridge between the congested criminal justice system, and
the reality of a Victim’s life.
We want law enforcement to know that we support them, too. We can help
manage casework, obtain evidence to assist prosecution, and help manage
Victims in need.
WHO WE SERVE
Counter Balance serves a wide array of Victims who have suffered violent crime. We never want to take a penny from a Victim.
SOME OF OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE SURVIVORS OF:
Sexual Assaults/Offenses, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Families of
Murder Victims, Hate Crimes, Assault, Battery, Stalking, Sodomy, Arson,
Torture, Gang Violence, Mayhem, Kidnapping, Robbery, Burglary, And many