Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Organization Description

Our mission is to help prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable.

Program Details

Sexual Assault Legal Institute

Program Description:

SALI provides direct civil legal services for victims and survivors of sexual assault regarding:

  • education, including college administrative hearings
  • privacy issues; peace and protective orders
  • family law matters (divorce, custody, visitation, child/spousal support)
  • employment
  • housing
  • crime victims compensation
  • referrals for tort cases
  • any other civil matters relating to sexual assault

SALI also provides legal training, technical assistance and resources for professionals working with sexual assault victims:

  • training for Rape Crisis and Recovery Center staff and volunteers regarding the law and the legal options available for victims
  • training and technical assistance for attorneys working with survivors
  • checklists to help victims, advocates and attorneys screen for civil legal needs
  • Low Bono Network of attorneys interested and trained in working with victims. Low Bono attorneys receive a reduced fee for their work.  

SALI works in all 24 jurisdictions of Maryland. 

Immigration legal services consist of:

  • Assistance with self-petitioning for VAWA
  • Assistance with U and T visas

To connect with SALI, call 301-565-2277 (or toll-free to 877-496-SALI) for a 10-15 minute phone conversation with an advocate. Call Monday - Thursday from 9  AM- 6 PM, or Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM. SALI attorneys and staff are working remotely and are available to answer legal questions and conduct intakes for first-time callers in need of legal representation. 

Program Contact Phone: 301-565-2277
Program uses Language Line (Y/N): Yes
Program staff provide services in other languages: SALI has Spanish-speaking advocates on staff and will provide language interpretation services for other languages, including ASL.
Intake days/hours (by phone): Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm, Friday, 9am-5pm
Cost or fee (describe): Free
Eligibility-residence-county: Statewide
Eligibility-income: Maryland Legal Services Corporation Guidelines
Children (Child Custody, Support, Adoption): Full Representation
Divorce: Full Representation
Domestic Violence: Full Representation
Employment: Full Representation
Guardianship: Full Representation
Housing - General: Full Representation
Immigration and Citizenship: Full Representation
Other Topics: Full Representation
Se habla Español: Full Representation
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