Bridges of Hope Legal Project

Alternative Horizons' Bridges of Hope Legal Project (BOHLP)provides no-cost legal representation for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in civil legal matters. This includes but is not limited to full confidential consultations, civil protection orders, divorce, and custody cases.

Our goal is to increase the availability of legal representation for survivors of domestic abuse, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

Serving:  La Plata, Archuleta, San Juan Counties and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Eligibility to Qualify: Applications are reviewed for eligibility on a monthly basis, thus representation is not guaranteed. We review applicants on a case-by-case basis and, in some cases, can assist with referrals to other resources or offer consultations.

Accessing Services: If you or someone you know is a survivor of relationship violence and in need of civil legal assistance, or if you have questions about this free legal program for victims of domestic aiolence, please email BOHLP or call 970-247-4374.

Cases We Accept:

Divorce or legal separation

Custody and allocation of parental responsibilities

Civil Protection Orders

Cases We Cannot Accept:


Certain cases were Child Protective Services is investigating a victim of domestic abuse


Personal injury

Dependency and Neglect