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WCA Court Advocacy

The WCA provides assistance to petitioners seeking protection orders in Ada County through Court Advocacy programming. WCA staff and trained volunteers are at the Ada County Courthouse each week to provide assistance, support and resources to those navigating the protection order hearing process.

The WCA has a long-standing partnership with the Ada County Court system and is involved with most protection order proceedings from the beginning — providing basic information about the process to being a source of emotional support for the petitioner(s) before, during and after proceedings take place. In 2012, the WCA assisted with 542 of the 599 protection orders filed in Ada County court.

“WCA court advocates provide an invaluable resource to the domestic violence protection order hearing process in that they can act as a buffer between the court and the petitioner by answering questions, clarifying expectations, and explaining the specifics of the DV protection order laws requirements,” said Christina King, WCA Court Advocate Manager. “They can really be a calming agent in a highly emotional situation.”

The WCA Court Advocacy program can also provide clients with access to legal referrals, victim attorney services and safety planning.

 

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Denim Day

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Apr 25

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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May 07

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WCA Virtual Mission Tour

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May 12

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Closets for Cause & Mother’s Day Dinner with Chandlers

Visit Chandlers on Mother’s Day, May 12th, to support the WCA through their Closets For A Cause event! This clothing pop-up is open to all from noon to 4 p.m. and we know you will find something you love. Additionally, visit https://www.chandlersboise.com/ to reserve your spot for their Mother’s Day Prix Fixe dinner, with proceeds […]

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May 23

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WCA Virtual Mission Tour

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Sep 03

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2024 Joyce Stein Award Celebration

HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time supporter of the WCA (YWCA). Each year an individual who has made a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women is honored. After […]

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