Domestic Violence Advocate Law and Legal Definition

Domestic violence advocate is a person who works for an organization that provides help to domestic violence victims. S/he must have received specialized training in counseling domestic violence victims.

A domestic violence advocate’s legal advocacy services for victims of abuse are:

a. to notify victims of, and going with them to, court hearings;

b. to educate victims about the court system and domestic violence;

c. to help victims to fill out applications for restraining orders; and

d. to helping victims to communicate with prosecutors, probation officers, and court personnel and Safety planning.