Criminal Court Family Violence Victim Advocate


All services are free and confidential.


Safe Futures victim advocates are the only people who can ensure total confidentiality within the court.


The criminal family violence victim advocate works with you from the time of arrest through the arraignment and court process to:

  • Provide a risk and lethality assessment
  • Advocate for protective orders
  • Ensure your rights as a victim
  • Prepare victim impact statements
  • Counseling and referrals


Contact the family violence victim advocate:


New London Criminal Court
112 Broad Street, Second Floor
New London, Connecticut 06320
Phone: (860) 443-3959 Extension 4051 or 4052
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Norwich Criminal Court
1 Courthouse Square, First Floor
Norwich, Connecticut 06360
Phone: (860) 889-2271 Extension 5038
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Victim Advocate Law Enforcement (VALE)


The Victim Advocate Law Enforcement (VALE) program increases the knowledge of victims and their families about domestic violence, sexual assault, and personal safety, as well as provides advocacy, support and information about available options and community resources.  The VALE program places a certified domestic violence counselor/advocate in the Norwich Police Department to consult with law enforcement when they are responding to domestic violence calls. The VALE advocate provides immediate crisis intervention and advocacy to victims, acting as a liaison between law enforcement and victims during the initial investigation as well as with follow-up services and referrals.

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