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Legal Advocacy

Helping Survivors Navigate the Legal System

Legal advocates are a free and confidential resource to help program participants navigate the legal system in criminal and protective order cases.

Legal advocates can:
  • Support program participants and explore options available to them
  • Explain criminal and protective court processes
  • Assist program participants by working with local police, city, and county attorneys to advocate on the program participants’ behalf
  • Assist in filing Orders for Protection and Harassment Restraining Orders. In many cases protective orders can be filed at no cost
  • Attend protective order and criminal court hearings with participants to provide information and support
  • Accompany victims of a sexual assault, domestic assault and/or stalking to report to law enforcement
  • Offer immediate safety planning, crime victim advocacy, and explanation of criminal court procedures following a domestic or sexual assault in Anoka County
  • Explain financial remedies available for victims/survivors of a sexual or domestic assault
  • Extend program participants’ safety through Order for Protection Modifications and Extensions and referrals to resources for assistance in family law matters

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Legal Advocacy Services

Learn about the free and confidential resources Alexandra House offers to help program participants navigate the legal system.  (Approx. 3.5 minutes)


“My advocate helped me in so many ways. She and the legal team made me feel so hopeful, reassuring me that I was not alone in this process. The emotional support I received was invaluable!”

- Legal Advocacy Participant