Assistance to victims of domestic abuse who want to apply for a Temporary Protection Order is provided daily in Brighton, Broomfield, Centennial and Denver. In addition to forms, information, safety plans and referrals, clients are accompanied to the courtroom for emotional support throughout the process.
With the award of a temporary protection order, the client receives a return court date for hearing of testimony and the court decision regarding permanence of the orders. At this time, the advocate can assist the client in completing service of court documents to the defendant as necessary and schedule a Permanent Protection Order preparation clinic.
Advocates are available to assist the client in preparing to present her or his case to the court without benefit of an attorney by explaining who participates in the hearing, where to stand, how to address the court, what evidence may be needed to prove the case, how to subpoena witnesses and what kinds of question witnesses should be asked.
Legal Advocacy and Assistance Clinics are two part workshops facilitated by an attorney and designed to assist those clients who are seeking divorce and or allocation of parental responsibility (custody) without benefit of an attorney.