California seniors who are victims of domestic abuse can obtain free legal assistance through a new toll-free statewide number, (800) 222-1753.

New California hotline provides free legal advice for elderly victims of domestic abuse

3/28/2011

Victims over the age of 60 can call the California Senior Legal Hotline, where they will receive confidential advice on legal matters.

This program is designed to address a growing problem of domestic violence toward elderly people who experience stalking, physical or emotional abuse, threats, or neglect by a family member, spouse, partner, caregiver or cohabitant.

Callers can also be connected with local domestic violence programs so they can obtain additional support, officials said…

…The hotline will be operated under the Sacramento-based nonprofit Legal Services of Northern California.

The toll-free number for seniors in need of legal guidance is (800) 222-1753.

Read more at Bay City News Service.