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Immediate Help

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

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


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
602.889.1610 (TDD)
Fuera de la ciudad
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


Lay Legal Services

Lay Legal Advocacy

Victims of domestic violence often have to face their abusers in court for matters related to protective orders, divorce, legal decision-making, and parenting time. Sojourner Center is the only domestic violence shelter in Maricopa County offering legal services in court. Advocates provide one-on-one support in and out of the courtroom for legal matters 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.


Via phone services we are here to support you with the following:

Lay Legal Case Management

Order of Protection Support

Individualized Safety Planning

Resources and Referrals

Family Court Guidance and Support

Maricopa County Regional Homeless Court



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.

Jessica Lugo 602-826-2609

Southwest family Advocacy Center Goodyear

Monday and Tuesday

Phoenix Municipal Court

Wednesday – Friday


Javier Parra 602-350-0821

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

Monday – Friday


Catalina Zavala 480-392-9609

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

Monday- Friday


Obed Felix 480-406-8658

Superior Court Maricopa County Phoenix Order of Protection Center 14264 W Tierra Buena Ln, Surprise, AZ 85374

Monday- Tuesday

Glendale City Court 5711 W Glendale, AZ 85301


Sojourner Center