Court advocates support and assist women in understanding, accessing and navigating the legal system for protection. Accessing the court system can be very threatening and intimidating. Victims of domestic violence may need to go to several offices within the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center or other courts and agencies to obtain necessary information.
Advocates assist clients with acquiring needed paperwork and resources to navigate the judicial maze. Court advocates move women and children toward safety and stabilization by providing information and support on victim's rights and compensation and safety planning strategies. We work to increase the community's knowledge of the effects of domestic violence on children and its cycle.
Court advocates empower domestic violence victims to seek safety, independence and violence-free lives for themselves and their children.
If you have questions about filing an order of protection, violations of an order of protection or an arrest warrant please contact a YWCA court advocate at:
YWCA - Abused Women's Services
Court Advocacy Program
766 South Highland
Memphis, TN 38111
Tel: (901) 458-2550
Fax: (901) 458-2555
YWCA-Abused Women's Services Crisis Hotline: (901) 725-4277