The STOPDV Advocacy Team consists of four Advocates providing information to survivors of domestic violence regarding the options available, as well as providing support and accompaniment as they navigate through the justice system, enhance the quality of representation of survivors, and to improve the outcomes for survivors who chose to participate in all parts of the justice system. We provide advocacy services to adult, children and Spanish speaking survivors.
Safety planning is an ongoing process which needs to be revisited as decisions are made and changes occur to the clients circumstances. It is a process of exploring resources and options and is done individually with a client because each client's experience is different. Safety plans must be personalized based on the clients unique needs, circumstances, and choices. Safety planning should occur whether a client is remaining in an abusive relationship, preparing to leave the relationship, already out of the relationship, or deciding to return to the relationship. STOPDV Advocates help our clients safety plan specific to their situation to ensure that they have resources for whatever they decide to do. We provide these services to both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking adults as well as children. For more info on creating a safety plan, be sure to check out our guide below.
Our services are available to domestic violence surviors of all race, gender, ethnicity, sexual identity, orientation and religions. Currently, we can provide services for residents of Faulkner County, Arkansas. Please contact us for more information.v
Thanks to federal funding, there is never a cost associated with our services for our clients.
No. Clients do not have to be fleeing an abusive relationship to reach out. At STOPDV, we recognize that you are the expert of your situation. We will respect and support any decision you choose to make, and give you the tools to navigate through what you are dealing with, whether that is leaving the abuser or staying with the abuser.
Absolutely. At STOPDV, we want our clients to feel empowered and make their own decisions, but we also don't want them to feel as if they have no where to turn if they decide to go back to or stay with their abuser and there is another instance where they need help. Regardless of whatever decision you make, we will be here to help and provide resources.
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