Excellence in Advocacy: A Victim Centered Approach

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This manual was developed through a collaboration of the Family Violence Prevention Center (FVPC) and the Family Violence Prevention Center Advisory Council. The FVPC Advisory Council consists of criminal justice experts from around the state who work on domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking issues. This publication, while helpful for all victim advocates, was specifically designed for victim advocates who have been in the field five years or less. The publication includes information on the following topics:

• What is advocacy?
• National/State Code of Conduct for advocates
• Unauthorized practice of law
• Picking your battles
• Legal remedies
• Safety planning
• Emerging issues
Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services
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