An Advocate is a person who has been trained to respond to domestic violence and sexual assault emergencies. An advocate’s primary concern is assisting a victim and a victim's children to develop a plan for immediate and long-term safety.
An advocate’s job is to:
Listen to an individual and problem solve with them rather than for them;
Assist an individual in identifying abusive patterns and behaviors within their intimate relationship;
Offer victims information about their rights and discuss options;
Assist in developing a safety plan that is tailored to fit the needs of the individual;
Honor the decisions individuals make in regard to their immediate and long term safety;
Offer individuals and group support as well as community resource information and referrals.
CFRC’s legal advocate is available to help women obtain a protective order, by providing women with the appropriate paperwork and accompanying women to protective order hearings. The legal advocate can also provide women with information about where to obtain child support/custody case paperwork.
CFRC's advocates are not lawyers, but we may be able to help you obtain no or low cost legal services through ANDVSA’s Pro Bono Program.
For more information, please call and ask for the legal advocate.
Alaska Law Help
Alaska Legal Services – Call 907-586-6425
Free Legal Clinics at Alaska Legal Services
Alaska Violent Crimes Compensation Board – Call 907-465-3040 or 1-800-764-3040
ANDVSA Pro Bono Program
ANDVSA Legal Information and Referral Hotline
Child Support Enforcement Division – Call 907-465-5887
Disability Law Center of Alaska – Call 907-586-1627 or 1-800-478-1234
Public Advocacy Office – Call 907-465-4173