Legal Advocacy

Bolton Refuge House provides legal advocacy in Buffalo, Eau Claire, and Jackson counties. Throughout this process Bolton Refuge House strives to inform victims of their legal rights and responsibilities.  The Legal Advocate accompanies victims to hearings, assists with legal aid information and referrals, provides and explains restraining order/injunction process, provides assistance in accessing law enforcement, assists in filing for Crime Victim Rights application, and provides assistance in accessing the Victim Witness Program. Legal Advocates are available by drop in or appointments. All Victim Advocates are available for information and referrals. Bolton Refuge House, Inc. does not give legal advice. 

Victim Rights Education

Bolton Refuge House is dedicated to making sure that victims know their rights and how to enforce them. If you have any questions about what your rights are, please don't hesitate to contact us.

In July 2021, we created a display for victim rights awareness in partnership with Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. These silhouettes were placed along Barstow St. in downtown Eau Claire, and each one has a short version of a constitutional right included in Marsy’s Law, which was adopted during the April 2020 election, printed on it.

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