Court Advocacy

Court Advocacy

Court Advocacy

Provides a specialized advocate to assist victims of domestic violence as they proceed through the criminal justice system.

Crisis Center advocates are available to support clients who may be going through criminal or civil justice processes. We are able to answer questions, provide support and get survivors connected to legal services for their divorce, family case, or restraining order hearing. Some of the services available through CCCNH include:

DOVE referral: The DOVE program assists people who are seeking final restraining orders in the family court. DOVE attorneys can only be accessed through Crisis Center Staff and provide Pro-Bono assistance for final restraining order hearings only.

DVAP referral: DVAP attorneys assist survivors who are seeking remedy through the family court system. DVAP attorneys provide pro-bono services to those seeking divorce, establishing parental rights and responsibilities, filing parenting plans and petitions and other family court needs. Access to a DVAP attorney is only available through a crisis center advocate.

The Crisis Center also partners with NHLA to provide legal services:

An attorney from NHLA works on-site at the crisis center one to two days per week and is available for appointments as needed. This “in-house” placement increases access to holistic civil legal services for low income victims/survivors in their family law cases, thereby leading to better and safer outcomes. NHLA provides on-site legal screening and offers advice and counsel to crisis center clients experiencing domestic and sexual violence and/or stalking. NHLA is committed to increasing access to civil legal services for immigrants, refugees, and limited-English proficient victims/survivors of domestic violence, as well as the traditionally underserved LGBTQ community. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.nhla.org/content/domesticviolence-15.

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