Whether by phone or in person, we are here 24-hour a day/7 days a week to provide help in dangerous situations, assisting with safety planning, transportation, and emergency housing.
The next next step after victim advocacy includes working with a Case Manager to identify each individual’s short, intermediate, and long term goals in order to accomplish self-sufficiency. Case Managers stay with the each client, working to address needs and provide follow-up care as needed.
We assist in preparing and filing temporary restraining orders (TRO’s), as well as custody and visitation orders, but only when addressed in conjunction with a restraining order. Additional legal help with court orientation, accompaniment, and mediation may also be available.
REFERRAL TO LAW ENFORCEMENT & MEDICAL PROVIDERS
We are available to accompany victims through forensic examinations and investigative interviews, advocate for release of records and reports to victims as needed, and set up victim notifications of perpetrator release.
PARENTING & RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION
On-site classes include themes of both individual and relationship health, following a monthly schedule with various times and days for clients as well as the general public to participate. Class offerings are interactive, with a combination of lecture and activities.
Our education programs are school-based and offered as either training opportunities for on-campus personnel on our evidence-based SafeNET curriculum or NO MORE clubs to promote student involvement in bystander engagement. In either setting, we work with schools to amend policies and raise awareness of domestic and sexual abuse with the goal of helping to create future generations of community members who reject violence. Additional programs, like Camp OSP, focus on reducing the effects of exposure to violence.