You Don’t Have To Do This Alone

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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.”

Court and Police BrochureJust 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.

Rose Brooks Is Here

Rose Brooks Center is about saving lives. Read letters from the CEO, stories about featured programs, and more here.
Serving patients experiencing domestic violence in the safety of local hospitals and clinics.
Offering a wide variety of services to support the emotional and physical well-being of children who are healing from domestic violence.
Since 2001, Rose Brooks Center has been providing quality domestic violence education to the Kansas City community and beyond.
Advocating for and guiding survivors through complex court systems.
Helping survivors repair the effects of economic abuse through credit repair, budgeting, and education.
Providing a safe sanctuary where individuals, families, and pets are welcomed, wrapped in support, and can begin to heal.
Employment Advocacy includes developing job interview skills, job search, and ongoing support to survivors in maintaining employment.
Providing confidential support, information, individual safety planning, resources, and more. The 24-hour Hotline is 816-861-6100.
Helping survivors find safe, affordable housing and gain economic stability within a safe home, free from violence.
On-site medical and healthcare services within the safety of emergency shelter.
An on-site state-of-the art pet shelter for dogs, cats, and other family pets.
Providing advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and education for officers to improve victims safety.
A school-based violence prevention program working to end the cycle of domestic violence by providing support to youth dealing with violence at home or communities.
Stories about our incredible volunteers and the work they do to support our mission.