The Diane Peppler Resource Center provides legal advocacy in all three counties. The legal advocate works closely with police departments and the County Prosecutor’s Office. We provide assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. When an assault is reported, the legal advocate is contacted by the police department involved and/or the prosecutor’s office. The advocate then contacts the victim, explains the program to him/her and offers assistance. This may be the first contact a victim has with the Diane Peppler Resource Center.
The legal advocate offers assistance with legal issues ranging from attending court, explaining the legal process, or steps of the criminal case, to helping the survivor with filing a Personal Protection Order. The legal advocate attends all of the domestic violence and sexual assault court hearings in their county. It’s important to keep up to date with the court proceedings in case a victim requests assistance or has any questions.