Legal Assistance Navigating the legal system can be challenging. DVSAS advocates can help. Protection orders Advocacy counselors to provide assistance completing requests for civil domestic violence protection orders, sexual assault protection orders and anti-harassment orders. Assistance is available on a walk-in basis during business hours and include help filing and support during court hearings. Protection Orders – General Information Protection Orders – Instructions Protection Order Form Court preparation and accompainment Legal advocates support clients through civil and criminal court processes related to domestic violence and sexual assault, including child custody hearings, trials, and interviews. Support includes preparing clients for court, attending court hearings and post-hearing debriefing. Law enforcement reporting If clients decide to report domestic violence or sexual assault to law enforcement, advocacy counselors can help guide them through the process. Law enforcement officers are often able to take reports at the downtown support center or advocates can accompany them to the police station. Ask an Advocate Have more questions? Ask an advocate.