“In years past, I have worked with SAFEHOME to help women in need. I was recently in court with my stepdaughter because she was the young woman in need. Your volunteers took a frightening experience and loved on every person who was at court because of domestic violence. Letting the victims understand the process of being in court and reminding them that the situation was not their fault was also very helpful. Your volunteers helped us get through a difficult time and I just wanted to thank you for all that you do to help these victims.” – Mary
SAFEHOME’s District Court Advocacy Program provides assistance to victims at the Johnson County Courthouse, through collaboration with the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office. Each day, SAFEHOME Advocates offer information sessions for victims about the dynamics of domestic violence and offer resources and support. They provide victim accompaniment through court proceedings in criminal cases and protection order hearings, as well as follow-up services for victims. Court Advocates can also help victims file for Protection Orders. For more information about SAFEHOME’s District Court program, contact Susan at 913.378.1519.
SAFEHOME is the only domestic violence agency in the Kansas City metro area or in the State of Kansas to have a full-time attorney on staff. The attorney may represent persons involved in or referred by another SAFEHOME program in civil legal matters, including protection orders, divorce and paternity.