Middle Way House Legal Advocates are available Monday – Friday 8AM – 6PM over the phone and in person, to assist with legal issues for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, trafficking and harassment. Outside of Monroe County, advocates are available in the Middle Way offices in Greene, Owen and Martin counties.
Our Legal Advocates can discuss legal process and options in situations involving domestic violence, child abuse, stalking and harassment, sexual assault, and other crimes. Advocates assist clients in filling out divorce petitions, motions to assist, and protective orders. They will discuss custody and visitation options, make referrals to pro bono and reduced fee programs, private attorneys, therapists and other resources. Advocates can also assist clients who are eligible for victims’ compensation in pursuing that relief. Our Legal Advocates do not serve as lawyers for our clients.
Advocates and legal program volunteers accompany victims to court hearings to provide emotional support. Volunteers monitor court hearings and assist advocates as needed. They schedule case-related appointments with clients so that the client is well-informed and feels supported through the legal processes in which they are involved.
For legal advocacy contact Middle Way House Legal Advocates at (812) 333-7404 to set up an appointment.