Legal Services

If you have or are currently experiencing domestic or sexual abuse, please know there is help and that you are not alone. The New Jersey State Police does not offer legal services, however legal assistance is available from organizations and agencies throughout New Jersey.

Legal assistance may include:

  • Discussing your legal options related to the Criminal Justice or Family Court Systems
  • Assistance obtaining an Order of Protection or emergency custody through Family Court
  • Support and advocacy with Child Protective Services or the Family Assessment Response Team at Department of Social Services
  • Discuss your options related to and provide support during campus-based disciplinary systems including Judicial Affairs Proceedings

Legal Services Contact Information

Legal Services of New Jersey 
Statewide Legal Hotline 
Toll Free Hotline: 1 (888) LSNJ-LAW [1-888-576-5529] 


The Department of Law and Public Safety 
Division on Civil Rights 

Phone: (609) 292-4605 

New Jersey State Bar Association 
New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1520
Phone: (732) 249-5000 
Fax: (732) 249-2815 

In addition, many local Domestic Violence Services, Rape Care Centers and Support, Education, Employment & Training Programs offer legal clinics.

For a compiled list of New Jersey Domestic Violence Victim Services Agencies, click here.
For a compiled list of New Jersey Sexual Violence Victim Services Agencies, click here.

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