•  Legal Advocates will advocate with Law Enforcement and other community stakeholders to develop a paper trail to document abuse by developing a written description of abuse, take photographs of physical injuries, and can copy and/or hold physical documentation of abuse including audio or video recordings, medical records, text messages, emails or social networking contacts.
  • Legal Advocates can provide assistance in completing an application for Crime Victims Compensation issued through the State of Georgia, designed to assist victims and their families through the emotional and physical aftermath of a crime.  The program provides financial benefits and reimbursements for expenses including medical bills, mental health counseling, loss of support and/or earnings, and other incidentals related to victimization.
  • Legal Advocates and Legal Program volunteers offer one-on-one meetings to discuss victim needs, and are available to accompany victims to court through civil and criminal proceedings.
  • Safety planning is at the heart of the work we do with all victims who have experienced abuse.  Legal Advocates will discuss each client’s individual safety concerns, probe for lethality indicators and inform the client of available resources and support.  CFVC acts as a resource for developing safety strategies but acknowledges that the client is the best resource concerning her own safety and CFVC’s role is to support her in her goals for safety, whether that is to leave her abuser, reunite with him or to stay in the relationship.