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 the NHLA website for more information: http://www.nhla.org/content/domesticviolence-15.

Our Services Include:

Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach

A key part of our mission is coordinating a sustained effort to reduce domestic violence through education and outreach.

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter

We can provide a safe place for victims and their children when they have nowhere else to go.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Support groups provide assistance for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Hospital Accompaniment

Hospital Accompaniment

Trained volunteers respond to area hospital emergency rooms to provide advocacy and support to individuals who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.

24-hour Crisis Line

24-hour Crisis Line

1-866-841-6229 TTY & Language Line Interpretive services available

Partners

CONFIDENTIAL

Conversations with Crisis Line volunteers and advocates are protected under NH confidentiality statute 173C. This means that information shared during a crisis line call or one-on-one conversations with "on-duty" advocates cannot be disclosed without your written consent. The only exceptions to confidentiality is in regards to abuse of a child or abuse of an incapacitated adult.
Services are provided regardless of gender, age, health status, HIV status, physical mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status, religious or political affiliation.