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Court advocacy


Going to court for a protection order hearing or other domestic violence-related matter can be intimidating, especially if your abuser is present. If you would like support at your hearing or assistance with navigating your legal options, we are here to help.

Services include:

  • Assistance with questions about protective orders and with filing protective orders

  • Court accompaniments for protective orders hearings and family court hearings

  • Assistance with service of protective orders as needed

  • Victims rights information

  • Provide community resources and referrals as appropriate

  • Provide basic information on family court procedures

  • Referral to legal assistance and advocacy


24-hour Helpline

Speak with a trained advocate at 252-940-0007 to discuss your options.

supportive counseling

We offer free and confidential counseling for anyone affected by domestic abuse.

Court advocacy

Learn more about your civil and criminal options for protection from your abuser.

community education

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of domestic abuse.

Judge and Gavel

Court Advocacy

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