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For immediate help, please call our 24-hour crisis helpline:

Metro Phoenix
602.244.0089
602.889.1610 (TDD)
Out of Town
888.886.8793
888.886.8794 (TDD)

Non-Emergency

Dialing 2-1-1 will connect you with 211 Arizona, where individuals and families can get help

Ayuda inmediata

Para obtener ayuda inmediata, llame a nuestro servicio de asistencia en caso de crisis las 24 horas:

Metro Phoenix
602.244.0089
602.889.1610 (TDD)
Fuera de la ciudad
888.886.8793
888.886.8794 (TDD)

No es una emergencia

Marcar el 2-1-1 lo conectará con 211 Arizona, donde las personas y las familias pueden obtener ayuda

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Advocacy Resources & Referrals

Lay Legal Advocacy

Victims of domestic violence often have to face their abusers in court for matters related to orders of protection, divorce, legal decision making and parenting time. Sojourner Center is the only domestic violence shelter in Maricopa County offering in-court lay legal services. Advocates provide individualized support in and out of the courtroom for legal issues related to domestic violence, obtaining 911 cell phones and referrals.

Role of the Advocate

The domestic violence advocate is not a lawyer or an employee of the court. The advocate is an employee of Sojourner Center, trained in legal advocacy for domestic violence victims.

Order of Protection

The order of protection is a court order issued by a justice of the peace or a judge in a domestic violence proceeding to protect the victim from further violence.

Services

  • Individualized support from domestic violence advocate and referrals
  • Orders of protection
  • Divorce
  • Legal decision making and parenting time (formerly known as “custody”)
  • Address confidentiality program
  • Maricopa County Regional Homeless Court

Locations

Superior Court Maricopa County Phoenix
Order of Protection Center
101 W. Jefferson, 1st Floor – Phoenix Superior Court

Superior Court Maricopa County Phoenix
Order of Protection Center
222 E. Javelina, 1st Floor – Mesa Superior Court

Advocate Hours Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact

Rasheed Afiune
rafiune@sojournercenter.org

Jenna Cano
jcano@sojournercenter.org

Amy Marmol
amarmol@sojournercenter.org


Disclaimer

The advocate is not an attorney, and cannot offer legal advice. Should you need a legal consultation, please contact an attorney. The advocate and the Family Violence Prevention Center staff do have legal resources for you to review.