Sometimes, even when you have done all the right things, your past comes back to haunt you. This is what happened to Donna Stewart. She had two children with a dangerous, abusive, and at times terrifying, man. But she had put all of that well behind her, making the decision to leave him and raise her children in a safe and peaceful home. Unfortunately, last year, Ms. Stewart’s batterer tried to come back into their lives. He showed up out of the blue to a Stewart family get-together, where he threatened and assaulted her.
But if her abuser was thinking that Ms. Stewart would give in to his threats, he was sorely mistaken. Legal Aid represented Ms. Stewart in her domestic violence case. With her Legal Aid lawyer at her side, she stood up to her abuser, once again securing safety for her family.