Catholic Charities Project SAVE program stops abuse through victim empowerment. Project SAVE assists survivors of domestic violence residing in Orleans Parish to obtain free emergency legal representation. Last year, Project SAVE provided 512 legal service hours.
For domestic violence victims, Project SAVE offers comprehensive support for clients. Krystale Agnew first got involved with Project SAVE through the Orleans Court system. The domestic violence coordinator at Orleans Parish Civil District Court referred Ms. Agnew to Project SAVE for legal representation in her Protective Order case. Ms. Agnew and her children have been victims of family violence and she was seeking protection from her abuser.
Once Project SAVE took over Ms. Agnew’s Protective Order case, she knew her family was safe, “Having an attorney from Project SAVE was a wonderful experience and gave me and my children a voice in court. Without Project SAVE, I probably would not have been able to hire an attorney, so I am grateful that this resource is available.”
Project SAVE Director, Allyson Tuttle, Esq., handled Ms. Agnew’s case. Krystale is extremely grateful for Project SAVE and Allyson, “Working with my attorney, Allyson was super easy. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. She checked up on me, gave me frequent updates on my case, and helped me get protection for me and my children. Hopefully I won’t need help again in the future, but I will definitely recommend Project SAVE to others.”
As part of their support to the National Domestic Violence Hotline-through whom Project Save receives referrals- the National Football League made a significant gift to Project Save to help with COVID 19 related work. We are extremely thankful to both the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the NFL for their generosity and recognition of our work.
For more information on Project SAVE, visit https://www.ccano.org/domestic-violence-services/