Court Advocacy Program

About the Program

A Safe Place, located on the 5th Floor of the Lake County Criminal Court Tower (D100), will provide you an advocate who will be there to help you complete the paperwork and take you through the process of obtaining an Order of Protection.

Safe Place's Court Advocacy Program has assisted victims of domestic violence in the Lake County Courthouse since 1984.

Court advocates, including some bilingual, bicultural staff and trained volunteers, assist victims in a safe room within the courthouse as they prepare to seek Orders of Protection. These court advocates offer support to victims in the domestic violence courtroom and also will assist victims who choose to be witnesses during the criminal prosecution of abusers.

Referrals & Networking

We also offer extensive referral and information systems to all clients through networks with numerous service providers, members of legal and medical communities, schools, churches, and local businesses.

For More Information

If you would like more information about A Safe Place's Court Advocacy Program and the other domestic violence assistance services and programs they provide, please call 847-249-4450, email, or visit their website.