About Our Legal Advocacy Team
Turning Point's Legal Advocates meet with survivors to assist with information to navigate the legal system. We are not lawyers and we do not provide legal advice. We do offer information, resources, referrals, and services regarding civil and criminal proceedings, PFA’s (Protection From Abuse), Victims' Compensation, and Victims’ Rights. Click here for Legal Resources.
Our advocates offers free legal advocacy for survivors of all gender identities dealing with domestic and intimate partner abuse matters, including:
- Legal Options Counseling/Advocacy
- Safety Planning
- Court Accompaniment
- Criminal Proceedings
- Advocacy to Courts, Police, and the DA’s office
Our Philosophy on Legal Advocacy
We understand that lack of support in the criminal and legal systems are significant barriers to survivors of domestic abuse in getting help and establishing safety. Legal advocacy can often be the deciding factor in whether a survivor will successfully and safely leave an abusive relationship.
Turning Point advocates provide direct assistance to survivors of abuse in court who may be unfamiliar with the legal system. Advocates help clients navigate the legal process, which can be confusing and re-traumatizing for some survivors.
Our first concern is for your safety. We will not make you take legal action. We want to empower you to you make your own decisions. Services are designed to give you information and support you.
If you are in immediate danger call 911.
Turning Point Legal Advocates are available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and have offices at both the Northampton and Lehigh County court houses.