Court Advocate Volunteer
City of Alexandria's Domestic Violence Program
Accompany and support victims of Domestic Violence to the Alexandria Courthouse and explain the sequence of events for criminal and/or civil cases, as well as, safety plan with victims. Document outcome information about court proceedings and turn in case forms as soon as possible(preferably within 2 business days). Volunteers are also expected to protect the identity and confidence of all those seeking services from the program.
For everyone's safety, the CDC's social distancing guidelines are being followed.
About City of Alexandria's Domestic Violence Program
123 N. Pitt Street, Suite 225, Alexandria, VA 22314, US
The Alexandria Domestic Violence Program is dedicated to fostering a healthy community through advocacy, education, and prevention. Our program is committed to empowering all those affected by violence and to providing inclusive services, while respecting diversity of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.
The Domestic Violence Program (DVP) is a 24-hour, 7 day a week, self-help program of the Department of Community and Human Services. The DVP provides emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, outreach counseling, court advocacy, women's support groups in English and Spanish, and a children's counseling program. The shelter offers emergency housing, food and emotional support in a safe, comfortable house licensed to accommodate 18 people.