Court Based Advocate

A pro-active advocacy service to women and men living with domestic violence and related issues, providing emotional and practical support to the whole family if necessary at a community level.

We provide information on housing, civil and  criminal court and compose risk assessments with our service users tailored to there personal needs.

Wherever possible, the advocates follow a case through the various phases, keeping women informed throughout the process. The following are the key services offered to women;

  • being kept informed about their case
  • general telephone support
  • being accompanied to court
  • risk assessment and safety plan
  • requesting special measures
  • pre-trial visit to court
  • victim impact statements
  • criminal restraining orders
  • referrals to other agencies

The advocates are extremely pro-active in their attempts to reach all women going through the courts and offering them support.

 

 

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