Often an advocate is the first person you will come into contact with, and is there to assist you in exploring your options and understanding your rights. To speak with a Court or Precinct Advocate, please contact our 24-hour hotline at 631-666-8833.

COURT ADVOCATES:
Our advocates are available Monday - Friday in Family and District Court as well as Saturday and Sunday in the arraignment part of the District Court. The advocates provide:

  • Support
  • Information
  • Assistance in obtaining Orders of Protection.
  • Safety assessments and safety planning
  • Referrals to other SCCADV services as well as additional community resources.

PRECINCT ADVOCATES:

SCCADV is the only Domestic Violence Agency in Suffolk County to have advocates working in all seven of the Suffolk County Police Department Precincts. Precinct Advocates are available seven evenings per week from 3pm-11pm.  To be referred to a Precinct Advocate, please call our 24-hour hotline at 631-666-8833.

Services provided by Precinct Advocates:

  • Explain what to expect if a police report is filed
  • What options are available for obtaining Orders of Protection
  • Assist in developing a safety plan
  • Link clients with court advocacy services, shelter and community resources
  • Available to meet with clients in hospitals, emergency rooms

LEGAL SERVICES:

SCCADV's Staff Attorney is available to represent victims of domestic violence in Family Court at no charge in the areas of:

  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child support

Our attorney is both knowledgeable and sensitive to the issues facing victims of domestic violence and will represent our clients in a caring, compassionate manner. To inquire about our legal services, please call our 24-hour hotline at 631-666-8833.

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