Project Safeguard, founded in 1981 and incorporated in 1984, is a non-profit organization that empowers and partners with people who have experienced gender-based violence (including but not limited to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking), helping them to navigate a course of survivor-driven justice through expert, trauma-informed legal advocacy and representation. We envision a community where survivor-driven justice is accessible to all people who have experienced gender-based violence.
Project Safeguard provides safety planning, legal advocacy, and direct court support to victims of gender-based violence to increase safety and survival options for victims of abuse and their children. Our goal is to aid victims through advocacy and assistance in navigating the court system, court accompaniment, and other services, while holding systems and society accountable for their response. We provide direct services while also striving to create social change for domestic violence victims through the following programs:
Direct Court Support
We provide court support and courtroom advocacy to victims at temporary and permanent protection order hearings, as well as divorce/custody and other court hearings depending upon advocate availability. Learn more about our advocacy and support services.
Safety and Survival Planning
Safety and survival orientations for victims occur during protection order clinics to provide information about dynamics of domestic violence, safety planning with or without protection orders and community resources. Advocates are also available by appointment for in-depth safety planning sessions with victims. Click here to learn more about creating a personalized safety plan.
Intervention, information, support and referrals are available during business hours through our advocacy line. Click here for contact information.