When there has been an arrest, Family Violence Victim Advocates educate victims about criminal court and advocate for them within the system. They do not offer legal advice. With the victim’s permission, an advocate can provide crucial information to court officials.
- Advocate on the victims behalf
- Help victims understand protective orders
- Understand law enforcement and criminal court procedures
- Provide moral support and community referrals
Although New Horizons does not have a dedicated Civil Court Advocate, we are able to assist in restraining order applications, and provide general information and referrals related to civil court proceedings.
Office of the Family Violence Victim Advocate
Middlesex County Courthouse
1 Court Street, 4th Floor
Middletown, CT 06457
Restraining Order Application and information
- It is free to apply
- Applications may be completed prior to coming to court, but MUST NOT BE SIGNED until dropped off to the civil clerk’s office at the Middlesex County Courthouse, 1 Court Street, 2nd Floor, Middletown, CT.