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Crisis Intervention & initial evaluation of client’s need for legal advocacy

Handle referrals from other agencies (law enforcement, magistrate judge, etc.)

Advocacy throughout Temporary Protective Order (TPO):

Consultation with client for TPO

Assistance with TPO petitions

Provide transportation as needed for legal appointments & court hearings

Accompany client for presentation of petition to Superior Court Judges

Assistance with filing of TPO with Clerk of Court and Law Enforcement

Accompany clients to legal conferences/consultations and court hearings

Advocate with Georgia Legal Services and Private Attorneys for representation

Provide follow-up advocacy with any problems that arise during the TPO process

Collaborate with Direct Service staff on appropriate services for each client

Maintain confidential files & an appropriate program management  system including client’s legal files.