Legal Programs

Legal Advocacy Services

It is the mission of Cherokee Family Violence Center’s Legal Program and our Legal Advocates to offer non-judgmental support, education, and advocacy to victims of Domestic Violence throughout the legal process.  Legal Advocates aim to educate systems, advocate for and support victims of Domestic Violence as they implement a legal safety plan that best addresses their goals.  As an agency dedicated to helping survivors of domestic violence, stalking and dating violence, we are committed to helping victims understand their legal rights, available community resources, and how best to manage their personal safety.   Legal Advocates are committed to supporting, listening, addressing victims’ legal needs, being empathetic and flexible.  Legal Advocates acknowledge and respect the right for victims to design their own plan when navigating through the legal process.

Legal assistance and advocacy come at no financial cost to victims, we simply want to help.  Our staff and volunteers are well trained in the dynamics of Domestic Violence and are considered experts in the field.  We offer victims no-cost legal assistance, including filing Temporary Protective Orders and other civil filings, assistance in applying for Crime Victims’ Compensation, and developing a safety plan.  A Legal Advocate can also provide information about additional legal systems including Law Enforcement and Prosecution and will assist victims with concerns around these systems by educating and advocating, on behalf of victims with those systems, ensuring safety needs are met, and addressing each victims’ goals.

Legal Advocates are available between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday and can be contacted by phone at (770) 479-1804 the direct extensions are , Tommie-201, Lyndsey-202 and Beth-203 or via email at [email protected].  If you feel that it is unsafe, please contact our 24 hour Crisis Line at (770)479-1703/TTY (770)479-702/en Espanol (770)720-7050 to discuss your safety options, including legal services, or in an emergency call 911.