Advocates work closely with people who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault by guiding them through the court proceedings and alerting them to the programs and services available to them.  The Court Advocate assists with filing petitions for Orders-of-Protection and accompanies the victims through the legal process to provide emotional support.

“This can be a very scary time for victims who are unfamiliar with the legal system.  It’s also a time when she/he may be completely emotionally exhausted and feels like she/he is all alone.  We’ll be there for her/him, not only at the beginning, but through the entire process and support her/him.”  - C&FC Court/Victim Advocate