Advocacy

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DAP offers free advocacy services for victims of domestic abuse.

Advocacy

DAP advocates know the ins-and-outs of the criminal justice system, but unlike police or prosecutors, they don’t work for the system. That means that our team is beholden only to the client in front of them – no one else.

The advocates—located in downtown Minneapolis, North Point Community Center, and the Little Earth Neighborhood Early Learning Center (NELC)—provide free, immediate assistance for victims and their families as they begin the process of transforming their lives to be free of violence. Our legal advocates specialize in helping their clients navigate the complex and often confusing justice system. They regularly assist victims to write and file Orders for Protection, and will appear with her during hearings to provide support. All DAP advocates are trained to do thorough safety-planning with clients, and can help register a victim of domestic abuse in the Minnesota Safe at Home address protection program or file an MFIP family violence waiver.

Our advocates are also able to assist victims of violence for whom English is not a first language – we currently have advocates who speak Spanish, Arabic, Kiswahili, and Somali. Our Spanish-speaking advocates regularly help victims of domestic abuse to find an attorney and begin the lengthy process of applying for a U Visa.

 

Call Us

Downtown Advocacy Office ι 250 South 4th Street ι Room 201 ι Minneapolis, MN  55415 ι 612.673.3526
(collect calls accepted)

Northpoint Advocacy Office ι 1315 Penn Avenue North ι Minneapolis, MN  55411 ι 612.529.7477
(collect calls accepted)

Little Earth at the NELC Advocacy Office ι 2438 18th Avenue South ι Minneapolis, MN  55404 ι 612.728.5874
(collect calls accepted)