If you have been a victim of abuse, you may feel alone, confused, angry, depressed, and like you have nowhere to turn. It is important to talk to a counselor, but it is also important to talk to an attorney who is trained on your unique situation.
Sharon has worked for years with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in many different contexts and from many different situations, including teenagers, college students, immigrants, people of color, LGBT individuals, male survivors, and those for whom religious beliefs have been a prominent consideration.
Sharon does not work for the prosecutor's office, the government, a school, a university, or any other interested institution. She works for you. Although Sharon focuses on civil remedies available to you, she can also walk you through the criminal process if you are involved in criminal proceedings.
There are special arguments, rights, and remedies available to victims of abuse, which include the following:
Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders
Protection orders for victims of sexual violence (PSV orders)
Consideration of domestic violence in child custody proceedings
Immigration remedies for both documented and undocumented immigrants
Administrative and other civil remedies for student victims under Title IX/Clery Act
Housing protections for victims of domestic violence
Sexual harassment claims against abusive coworkers
If you have been the victim of a crime, you are not alone.
Contact Sharon today. She maintains strict confidentiality and takes additional steps to ensure your safety is not compromised.
For more information about domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, the following websites are helpful:
National Network to End Domestic Violence: www.nnedv.org
National Sexual Violence Resource Center: www.nsvrc.org
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence: www.pcadv.org
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape: www.pcar.org
Centre County Women's Resource Center: www.ccwrc.org
Penn State Center for Women Students: http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/womenscenter/