Legal Services – SALI

The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) is a program of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA). SALI provides direct legal services for victims and survivors of sexual assault. SALI also provides technical assistance and training for attorneys, rape crisis and recovery center staff and volunteers, and other professionals working with survivors.

For more information, contact MCASA’s SALI at 301-565-2277, or toll-free at 877-496-SALI.

Direct Legal Services for Victims and Survivors MCASA’s SALI provides direct legal services for victims and survivors of sexual assault regarding:

  • College Administrative Hearings
  • Privacy Issues
  • Peace and Protective Orders
  • Family Law Matters
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Crime Victim Rights
  • Human Sex Trafficking
  • Referrals for Tort Cases
  • Any other legal matter related to sexual assault or child sexual abuse
Technical Assistance and Training For Professionals MCASA’s SALI provides legal training, technical assistance and resources for professionals working with sexual assault victims.

  • Training for Rape Crisis and Recovery Center staff and volunteers regarding the law and the legal options available for victims.
  • Training and technical assistance for attorneys working with survivors.
  • Checklists to help victims, advocates and attorneys screen for civil legal needs.
  • Low Bono Network of attorneys interested and trained in working with victims. Low bono attorneys receive a reduced fee for their work. Contact SALI if you are interested in participating.

Click here for more information on legal services for survivors of sexual assault.

  • Understanding the Legal System: When Your Child Has Been Sexually Abused (by SALI)
    Download Booklet in Adobe PDF format
  • Identifying Legal Issues for Victims of Sexual Assault: A Checklist for Survivors (by SALI)
    Download Brochure in Adobe PDF format (Spanish version)
  • Judges Tell: What I Wish I Had Known Before I Presided in an Adult Victim Sexual Assault Case (by National Judicial Education Program)
    Download Document in Adobe PDF format