If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic violence in your home, please contact an advocate to assist you in making a police report or obtaining a protection order.
An advocate is available to escort you to the prosecutors office and/or court to offer support as needed.
A very appreciative family reports that the services that they received from DVP's Canton Advocacy Department could not have been better. We began our day at a jury trial. The victim was present along with her mother and father whom were very supportive of her. I took them into a private room in the courthouse because they were extremely nervous. While the jury was being chosen, I explained to the whole family the jury trial process and what it was they could expect throughout the very long day. The victim was able to explain her story to me and we talked about what could possibly be asked of her inside the courtroom when she testifies. She was so nervous and uncertain, that I helped her understand where she would be sitting and where the defendant would be. I assured her and her family that she would be safe. She and her mother were very afraid that the defendant could possibly get to her. The victims parents were not permitted inside the courtroom with her because they too were witnesses to the case, so I assured them that I would be with their daughter the whole step of the way.