A WBF Publication
The WBF and Hanscom Air Force Base’s Family Advocacy Center (Hanscom) partner in an effort to ensure that low-income domestic violence survivors who are serving in the military have access to legal assistance in their family law matters. Hanscom personnel can directly refer cases to the WBF, linking service members with a volunteer attorney who can help them. For those service members who do not wish to pursue legal action, the WBF provides advice and information to enable the service member to remain safe, including having the best possible legal information about their case. The WBF provides trainings to JAG attorneys and Family Law Advocacy Center staff on the basics of family law in Massachusetts. JAG attorneys have trained WBF volunteer attorneys on the similarities and differences between civil law and military law as it relates to domestic violence.