Domestic Abuse Project advocates know the ins-and-outs of the criminal justice system, but unlike police or prosecutors, they don’t work for the system. That means that our team is focused only on the client in front of them—no one else. Advocates provide immediate assistance and support to victim/survivors of domestic violence to increase safety for themselves and their families. For families who are in fear, our advocacy team can provide life-saving interventions. Advocates help victim/survivors of domestic violence navigate the criminal and civil legal systems by providing information about the court processes associated with any ongoing criminal or civil domestic abuse cases. Advocates also assist in writing Orders of Protection and accompany individuals to any subsequent hearings for those Orders. In addition, advocates review and follow up with victim/survivors on any domestic assault-related police report in the city of Minneapolis, whether there is an arrest made or not. Advocates who attend criminal court work as an independent support to victim/survivors of misdemeanor domestic assault cases and are bound by confidentiality. These advocates track defendant criminal court activity throughout the course of their criminal case.
Contact DAP First Call at 612-874-7063 x232, 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.
Mission Statement: Our mission to build communities free from violence by providing holistic healing for every member of the family.