Alternatives to Domestic Violence

Building lives free from violence

Court Advocacy Services

Court advocacy services offered by ADV focus on providing information and support regarding the judicial system, prosecution, exclusion, child custody, and divorce.

Mediation accompaniment and court accompaniment and assistance with Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) are also available for domestic violence victims who access outreach services. Victims are helped to prepare for giving testimony if needed.

The Domestic Violence Restraining Order is a primary tool used to protect victims and empower them in obtaining their legal rights. The DV Advocate and Outreach Director are trained in basic procedures for obtaining TROs and continually receive updated information regarding filing, court hearing and enforcement procedures.

Clients are also referred to the Family Justice Center for assistance by an ADV Legal Advocate.