Advocacy Services

Rise offers confidential advocacy services to victims of domestic violence, whether or not they require shelter.  All advocates assist with safety planning, education about the dynamics of abusive relationships, referrals to our other services, help with community resources, and emergency assistance for necessities.  Advocates also focus on the following areas: 

Court Advocacy

Advocates provide assistance in Family Court with obtaining orders of protection, child support and custody, and violations and modifications.  They can also assist with legal counsel affidavits and advocacy with attorneys.  They also provide court accompaniment from the initial appearance through the trial, in both family and criminal court.

Police Advocacy

Our advocates work with all local law enforcement, though we have advocates placed at both the Johnson City Police Department and the Broome County Sheriff’s Office.  These advocates help to reach victims at a critical time, when they are most in need of supports to keep their families safe.  Advocates assist with interactions with police officers, police escorts to recover personal property, and records and notifications information and requests. 

Child Protective Services

Advocates provide early intervention to families identified in CPS state reports or Family Services cases.  They work closely with caseworkers on initial home visits and advocating for the victim and provide information to the victim on CPS reports and other services.

Department of Social Services:

A lack of financial knowledge or resources can trap many victims in abusive relationships.  Our advocates provide information and help applying for temporary assistance, food stamps, and other benefits.

The advocacy office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Appointments can be made by calling 6O7.748.5174

Residential Program

Advocacy Services

Counseling

What is domestic violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior. This pattern can include abuse of various sorts of one family member by another including:

Perpetrators of domestic violence have a goal to establish and maintain power and control over their partners and/or other family members.

This violence affects people in every racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic group and includes people of all ages who have lived together or who have had an intimate relationship.

Domestic violence often escalates in severity and frequency over time and can have serious health and psychological ramifications.

How can you learn more?

Representatives from Rise are available to speak to community organizations about domestic violence and our services.

For more information, call 6O7.748.7453.

For additional information: www.opdv.ny.gov/whatisdv