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  • Empowering Survivors of Domestic Violence

Legal & Court Advocacy

If you need assistance with court please call (631) 395- 1800 and ask to speak with a Court Advocate

Our bilingual staff support survivors in Family, District, Integrated Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking Courts, in both the Central Islip and Riverhead courthouses.

Bilingual Court Advocacy Services

Bilingual Court Advocates assist survivors through the duration of their court case with the following:

  • Obtaining Free &  Low-Bono Legal Representation
    • Referral to Brighter Tomorrows Staff Attorneys for Family Court and Orders of Protection
    • Referrals for Divorce cases
    •  Referrals for Immigration cases
  • File Court Papers
    • Orders of Protection
    • Child Support/ Spousal Support
    • Custody/ Visitation
    • E-Petition Service
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Additional Community Referrals

Remote Services

Advocates can assist domestic violence survivors over the phone with submitting orders of protection, custody, and/or child support petitions from any location. All the survivor needs is a phone and a private space to have sensitive conversations.

Free Legal Services

Staff Attorneys provide free consultations and representation in the area of Family Law for the following cases:

  • Orders of Protection
  • Custody/ Visitation
  • Child Support/ Spousal Support

Touro Law Center & Interns

Brighter Tomorrows is entering its seventh year in partnership with Touro Law Center. Our Court Advocate Office is located in the William Randolph Hearst Public Advocacy Center, which also hosts 15 other local non-profit agencies, and is adjacent to the Central Islip Courthouse. In 2011, Brighter Tomorrows was granted a Student Practice Order by the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division allowing Touro Law School students to collaborate with our pro-bono attorney to provide legal representation for shelter and non-residential clients.

(631) 395-1800


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