Court Advocacy

The court system can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate on your own. That’s why the Family Violence Project has court advocates on staff to assist and recommend resources. FVP Advocates work in the Augusta, Skowhegan, and Waterville court systems.

These advocates may:

  • Provide support, objective knowledge, and information about the legal system in regards to domestic abuse.
  • Furnish information about your rights and remedies under Maine law, including, but not limited to protection from abuse orders, criminal charges, and employment leave.
  • Guide you through court paperwork, help you to prepare for hearings, and support you in making your own decisions.
  • Provide referrals, work with law enforcement, and do safety planning.

Please note, advocates cannot provide legal advice.

Here are some free or low-cost domestic abuse services:

Legal Services for the Elderly
Phone: 800-750-5353

Pine Tree Legal
Phone: 207-784-1558

Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (Court Assistance)
Phone: 800-442-4293