CDPH Mental Health Logo

Find mental health resources in Chicago

Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program

Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program

Metropolitan Family Services

Advocacy, information and referrals, and support for survivors of domestic violence.

Services Offered

Domestic Violence Services • Legal Advocacy • Order Of Protection • Information And Referral • Safety Planning

Description

The Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program offers support to survivors of domestic violence seeking a civil order of protection and/or the criminal prosecution of their abusers. MFS staff provide court advocacy at the Cook County Domestic Violence Courthouse. Services include legal advocacy; court accompaniment; safety planning; information about your legal rights; guidance in applying for an order of protection; and referrals to shelter, counseling, and other needed resources. All services are free and confidential.

Location

555 W. Harrison St., Suite 1900, Chicago, IL 60607 41.8737693 -87.6418105

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Eligibility

-Open to Cook County residents seeking a civil order of protection and/or the criminal prosecution of their abuser at the courthouse.

    Payment

  • This service is free

How to Apply

Walk in during business hours to request services. No documentation is required, but it is helpful to provide paperwork (e.g., police reports, medical records, court paperwork) relevant to the domestic violence for which you are seeking assistance. Call 312-325-9175 for more information.