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Erin Martinson

Managing attorney, Texas Legal Services Center

Erin Martinson is the current managing attorney for Advocates of Victims of Crime at Texas Legal Services Center. She has represented victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking for the past 18 years.

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Protective orders really do work

In my 18-year career as an advocate for victims of crime, it is a rare day that I see a woman walk out of family or criminal court with the outcome they wanted and/or needed to protect themselves and their children from further harm. Instead, most of the victims I have worked with are forced to share custody of their children, to co-parent with their abuser and stay up all night wondering if their children are safe.