What is legal advocacy?

Navigating the legal system can be challenging; many survivors appreciate having an advocate who can help support them emotionally, explain the legal system, and answer questions.

SASS Advocates can support survivors as they navigate both the criminal and civil legal systems, including helping survivors:

  • obtain protective orders
  • navigate legal issues related to housing, workplace, education, and more
  • connect to local partners for help accessing legal representation

SASS Advocates are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice or opinion. SASS can connect survivors with attorneys who may be able to provide those services.


Frequently Asked Questions

Does SASS have lawyers on staff?

No. SASS does not employ any attorneys and Advocates cannot provide legal advice or opinion. Instead, we can connect survivors with attorneys who may be able to provide legal representation pro bono (free of charge).

What kind of legal services can SASS help with?

SASS Advocates can support survivors to access legal representation for a variety of needs, such as protective orders and housing issues. However, SASS and our partner attorneys do not offer support for criminal defense, torts, estates, etc. If you are confused about what kind of support we can offer, please call the 24/7 Crisis and Support Hotline.