Court Advocacy & Accompaniment
Friend to Friend assists with filling out Domestic Violence Protective orders and by accompanying any domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking clients as an 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.