Legal Advocacy

Women In Need provides advocacy and accompaniment through the civil and criminal court system.

Legal Advocates assist victims of abuse in completing the steps necessary to obtain a Protection From Abuse order (PFA). Legal advocates also work with victims to schedule appointments with WIN’s attorneys and advocate for them throughout the PFA process.

In criminal proceedings, legal advocates assist victims by explaining court proceedings and informing them about the progress of their case, as well as providing accompaniment to the Police Department and/or District Attorney’s Office.