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Legal Advocacy

Legal Advocacy at Mutual Ground

Legal advocates help victims of domestic and sexual violence navigate legal systems and understand their rights. Advocates assist clients in obtaining protective orders, accompany clients to court, and provide support throughout the pursuit of safety at home, work, and school.

Legal Services Include:

  • Individual Advocacy
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Education About Victims’ Rights
  • Advocacy for Victims at:
    • Child Advocacy Centers
    • Law Enforcement
    • State’s Attorney Offices
    • Child Support Enforcement

Legal Advocacy Services Focus On:

  • Safety & safety planning
  • Protective orders in court 
  • Support filing a police report
  • Accompaniment throughout criminal proceedings
  • Safety at home
  • Safety in schools
  • Workplace safety & accommodations
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Access to community resources
  • Crime Victims Compensation

How to Connect

Legal advocacy services are available in-person and over the phone.
For information about protective orders in other locations, contact a legal advocate at 630-897-0080 or 630-897-8383

protective orders

For Kendall County Protective Orders, go to:
Mutual Ground Office located at the Kendall County Courthouse
807 John St., Yorkville, IL 60560

For information about protective orders in other locations, contact a legal advocate at
630-897-0080 or 630-897-8383