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Forced Marriage Legal Assistance

Code: FT-3100

Programs that provide legal assistance including consultation and representation for victims or potential victims of forced marriages. Forced marriage is a practice in which pressure or abuse is used to coerce one or both parties to marry without their full and free consent. In some U.S. states, forced marriage is a crime, and in all U.S. states, people who force someone to marry may be charged with violating state laws including those against domestic violence, child abuse, rape, assault, kidnapping, threats of violence, stalking or coercion.

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