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Legal Advocacy

Navigating the legal system can be lengthy and confusing. KCSARC's Legal Advocates are there with victims of sexual assault and their family members every step of the way. Legal Advocates provide information and support, as well as accompanying victims to interviews and court hearings. 

Legal Advocates are available to work with you at any time in the criminal justice process, and will be with you throughout the entire process. Your legal advocate will be available to answer your questions, provide you with information, and help you navigate the legal system. Our focus is to help the system work more effectively for you and your family. Legal advocacy services are confidential and free of charge.

Legal Advocates:

  • Prepare you for what to expect

  • Discuss reporting options

  • Make you aware of your rights

  • Help you safety plan

  • Act as a liaison, providing you with legal updates

  • Connect you directly with the individuals making decisions on your case

  • Advocate for what you want to see happen

  • Accompany you to interviews or court hearings

  • Speak on your behalf, if requested

  • Help you tell your story in the way you want it told

  • Provide you with options and choices

  • Support you in your choices

If your child has been sexually assaulted, Legal Advocates:

  • Explain what to expect in a child abuse investigation

  • Give you practical information on how to support your child

  • Provide and explain your rights

  • Explain the child interview process to both you and your child

  • Provide support at child interview

  • Address safety planning

  • Accompany your child to any interviews or court appointments

  • Provide your child with age appropriate information about the legal process

  • Advocate for your child's best interest

  • Offer additional resources and information helpful to you and your family

We acknowledge that everyone has their own story, experience, and concerns and we strive to provide the best information and support for you and your family. For more information, please contact Legal Advocacy at 888.99.VOICE (888.998.6423).

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