Shelter Home of Caldwell County provides victim court advocacy for clients involved in civil or criminal cases which are a result of domestic violence. The Court Advocate is present in the courtroom to provide direct support to clients and to advocate on behalf of clients with courthouse personnel.

Court Advocates assist with the paperwork for domestic violence protective orders, criminal charges, and referrals to appropriate resources. Court advocacy programs also include domestic violence court advocacy and women’s domestic violence court advocacy service.

Although court advocates cannot provide legal advice or representation for victims in civil and criminal cases, advocates can connect victims with legal services. The Shelter Home of Caldwell County works with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. to provide free legal advice and representation for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Court Advocacy

At Shelter Home, we are committed to providing comprehensive court advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence. Our dedicated team is here to guide and support you throughout the legal process, ensuring your rights are protected and your voice is heard.


  • Accompaniment to Court: We understand that navigating the legal system can be overwhelming. Our trained advocates will accompany you to court proceedings, offering emotional support and serving as a source of strength during this challenging time.
  • Information about Domestic Violence Law: SHCC knowledgeable staff will provide you with essential information about domestic violence laws. We believe that an informed survivor is an empowered survivor. We will explain your rights, help you understand legal options, and answer any questions you may have about the legal process.
  • Support Throughout Legal Proceedings: Shelter Home of Caldwell County is by your side every step of the way. Our advocates will provide ongoing support, helping you prepare for court appearances, reviewing legal documents, and offering guidance on how to present your case effectively. We are here to ensure that your needs and concerns are heard and respected.
  • Victim Advocacy with Law Enforcement, Court Personnel, and Legal Services: We act as your voice and advocate within the legal system. Our team will liaise with law enforcement, court personnel, and legal services on your behalf, ensuring that your safety and well-being are prioritized. We will work tirelessly to address any concerns, facilitate communication, and promote your rights throughout the legal proceedings.

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Together, we provide comprehensive support to domestic violence survivors. Our court advocacy program ensures that clients have a strong advocate by their side during civil or criminal proceedings.

Our Court Advocates offer invaluable assistance, from guiding clients through paperwork for protective orders to connecting them with legal services. While we cannot provide legal advice or representation, we collaborate with organizations like Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. to offer victims the necessary resources.

Join us in our commitment to empower survivors and help them navigate the legal system with confidence and support through court advocacy in north Carolina.


What help is available to me as a victim of crime?

As a victim, you can receive counseling, legal assistance, advocacy, and access to shelter services and support groups. Moreover, the services you can access also depend upon the type of crime.

How can I make an appointment to meet with an advocate?

You can contact our organization through our contact number, email, or chat support to make an appointment. Our trained staff will guide you through the process and will schedule an appointment based on the urgency of the case and your availability.

Is it necessary for me to attend court?

Not in all cases, but it can be beneficial for seeking justice and closure in real-time. Attending court and hearing is optional. Our advocates can guide you better whether your presence is required or if you can choose to attend.

What rights do I have as a crime victim?

Your rights as a crime victim depend upon the type of the case. Our advocate can legally provide information about your rights and position in your case.

What support groups do you provide?

We have customized groups and support classes based on the needs of crime victims. The support groups provide a safe and supportive environment where you can connect with individuals with similar experiences. You can share your story, listen to others, and learn about coping mechanisms.