Appearing in court can be a scary or intimidating experience for anyone. Now consider victims and survivors, who after escaping their violent relationship, may have to face their abuser in court. The same is true for victims who are trying to understand police report filings. It all can feel overwhelming to navigate it alone.
On the cover of Rose Brooks Center’s new Court and Police Advocacy Services brochure it states, “You don’t have to do this alone, Rose Brooks is here.” Inside it outlines each and every advocacy service in detail and reminds survivors that they have the option to speak with a Rose Brooks advocate to not only serve as a liaison, but to help prepare and know exactly what to expect.
One client explained the value of a court advocate like this:
“The case was confusing because it was in city and then it got sent to state. My abuser was given probation and the case took over a year. If it weren’t for my Rose Brooks advocate, I would have been totally lost. But now I feel safe… and free.”
Just a few of the services that are provided by our Court or Police Advocates include: Assist clients with filing for Orders of Protection in Jackson County, MO; Discuss legal resources available for divorce, custody, or modification cases; Help clients connect to the Kansas City Prosecutor’s Office; Provide liaison services between clients and the Kansas City Police Department; Provide investigation, case, and custody status updates; Help with Crime Victim’s Compensation applications; and MORE.
To view this new brochure and learn more about each service, simply click on the image or go to: inbloom.rosebrooks.org/Court_Police-Advocacy
P.S. All of Rose Brooks Center services are professional, free, confidential, voluntary, and available to all victims and survivors of intimate partner violence regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, language, etc.