Court Services

Are you the victim of a family violence crime that happened in a town covered by New Britain or Bristol Superior Courts?

 

  • We have court advocates (Family Violence Victim Advocates) available in both court houses to assist with both criminal and civil proceedings.
  • Our court advocates provide support, assistance, information and advocacy with and on behalf of victims of family violence (we do not offer legal advice or representation)

 

Thinking about filing for a restraining order?

 

  • Our court advocates are here to help you understand the process and your rights and to help with the forms and filing

 

Call the 24 Hour Helpline for more information about our court-based services:  860-225-6357 or 888-774-2900

 

Located in both the New Britain and Bristol Superior Courts, our court advocates provide outreach, advocacy, and support to all victims of family violence crimes, helping people understand their legal rights and options, plan for their safety, and connect to services to address immediate and long-term needs.

 

Our court advocates provide information and support and work with court personnel to ensure victims’ rights are upheld and their voices are heard from the time of arraignment through final disposition of the case, improving outcomes for victims and the prosecution in domestic violence cases.

 

All of our services are available to those who have experienced domestic violence – including women, men and members of the LGBTQ communities.  Services are confidential, free of charge, and provided by certified domestic violence counselors.  Our approach to services is empowerment-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed.