Resources – Court and Legal
These resource pages are intended for current guests, former guests, or anyone in Lawrence / Douglas County at risk of homelessness.
If you fall into any of these categories, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at the shelter. Your email will be received by one of our staff, who will write you back promptly in order to provide support and advice.
On these pages you can find resources organized under the clickable headings in the resources menu.
Please note that we only post links to resources that explicitly and specifically target our local community here in Lawrence / Douglas County.
Please click here to suggest new resources (targeting our local community only, please), offer corrections, or report broken links.
Court and Legal
Douglas County District Court
111 East 11th Street
Legal matters within the 7th Judicial District of Kansas.
Lawrence Municipal Court
1006 New Hamphshire Street
Handles violations of city ordinances, including trafic and parking violations within the city limits.
1247 Kentucky Street
Provides: food voucher, rent and utility assistance, adoption and hospice services, transportation, counseling, legal immigration support and consult, case management, marriage for keeps, holiday supports, disaster relief, and advocacy.
DCCCA (Douglas County Citizens Committee on Alcoholism)
1739 East 23rd Street (Outpatient)
3312 Clinton Parkway (Office)
Child-placing agency, outpatient intervention, assessment, treatment, and support groups for individuals and families where the abuse of alcohol and other drugs has become a problem. Court evaluations for DUI and criminal charges.
Douglas County Legal Aid Society
1535 West 15th Street
Green Hall #105
Free legal services to Douglas County residents who qualify, including: domestic relations (divorce, child custody), landlord / tenant relations, and court- appointed juvenile and misdemeanour matters.
Kansas Legal Services
712 South Kansas Ave, Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66603
A statewide non-profit organization dedicated to helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through the provision of essential legal, mediation, and employment training services.
Kansas State Parole Office
1800 East 23rd Street, Suite K
Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center
708 West 9th Street, Suite 105
Provides 24-hour comprehensive advocacy and support services for child and adult victim-survivors of sexual violence, their families, friends, and partners by staff and volunteer advocates. Free or low-cost counseling for survivors of sexual abuse.
The Shelter, Inc.
105 West 11th Street
Provides youth residential program for 10-18 year olds, juvenile intake, family and foster care services, and prevention and diversion program.
Willow Domestic Violence Center
Call for address
785-843-3333 / 1-800-770-3030
Provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence. Services include 24-hour crisis hotline, safe shelter, peer counseling, support group, court advocacy and more.