Civilian Domestic Violence Advocate Program
The Civilian Domestic Violence Advocacy Program was established in an effort to respond, bring awareness and create increased access points for services to those experiencing intimate partner violence.
DOVE has Civilian Advocacy Staff specifically based in and works with multiple police departments in Norfolk County. Advocacy Staff review domestic violence police reports and reach out to those identified as well as through other referrals to provide:
information about safety planning
emotional support and options
restraining order assistance
variety of other advocacy services
We believe it is helpful for people to talk about the risks they are facing, know their options and how to take advantage of supports and services.
There is an Advocate on site weekly at Quincy and Dedham District Courts to provide support to victims navigating the Restraining Order or Criminal Justice System processes as needed. Civilian Advocacy Staff are able to provide support, clarity and information to those trying to understand and navigate this complex and confusing system.
There is a DOVE Advocate currently based in the communities of Braintree, Dedham, Holbrook, Milton, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph and Weymouth.
Civilian Domestic Violence Advocate for the Dedham and Norwood communities:
Sarah Kinnane – 857.939.3058
Bicultural/Bilingual Haitian Creole Advocate – Holbrook, Milton and Randolph communities:
Julie Thermidor – 617.831.8326
Civilian Domestic Violence Advocate Program Manager - Braintree, Quincy, Weymouth communities:
Maureen Flores – 617.653.4226