Legal Advocacy


HLFCC provides support, information and resources for individuals and families who are navigating the legal system. Advocates assist survivors by providing legal advocacy in the following areas:

• Informing victims of family violence and sexual violence of their rights in the criminal justice system
• Assist with filling our protection orders
• Accompanying clients to court to obtain protection orders
• Aiding clients in filling our Victim Compensation paperwork for financial restitution
• Acting as liaisons between State Attorney’s’ offices, Legal Aid and/or private attorneys
• Accompanying clients to hearings for civil and/or criminal matters connected to family violence and sexual violence incidents
• Provides counseling, support, transportation, referrals and collaboration with Legal Aid to facilitation this process.

All service are free and confidential