Court Advocacy & Accompaniment
Friend to Friend’s Court Advocacy Program assists with:
Filling out Domestic Violence Protective Orders (50B & 50C forms)
Helping understand the multiple forms, requirements, and procedures of the court system
Explaining what to expect during the process
Accompanying any domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking clients as a Court Advocate to their court appointment
WHat is a Dvpo? (domestic violence protective order)
A Domestic Violence Protective Order, often called a “DVPO” or a “50B order,” is a court order that requires a perpetrator of domestic violence to stay away from the victim. Law enforcement can arrest the perpetrator on the spot for violating the order. In North Carolina, a “permanent” DVPO can last for up to one year, but can be renewed for up to two years at a time.