Domestic Violence


The Lily Pad

The Lily Pad includes SANE program, Firefly House Children’s Advocacy Center, Rape Crisis and CASA. Free forensic interviews (24 hour on-call service) referred by Law Enforcement and Departments of Family and Children Services only, Crisis Intervention, Counseling referrals/on site counseling, organized tracking and follow up on all child abuse cases occurring in Dougherty and Southwestern Judicial Circuits, and free expert testimony for all substantiated child abuse cases in criminal court, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for abused and neglected children of Dougherty County. Aftercare to include:  therapy referrals, court accompaniment, expert testimony, medical forensic exams and medical follow up exams

Service Area(s): Dougherty Lee Macon Schley Stewart Sumter Webster

District Attorney’s Victim Witness Assistance Program

Assists victims and witnesses of felony crimes through the criminal justice process of the Superior Court provides advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence, advocacy for the fundamental rights of victims and witnesses within the criminal justice system, victim notification of pending cases and court accompaniment, victim compensation information, assistance with creating victim impact statements, and referrals for counseling and emergency shelter.

Service Area(s): Sumter

Family Violence Council, Inc

Legal assistance and advocacy, assistance in filing temporary protective orders, and Victim’s Compensation claims, and referrals for mental health, temporary shelter and other resources

Service Area(s): Lee Macon Schley Stewart Sumter Webster

Hope Harbour

Provided safety and support services to victims of domestic violence heal from the trauma of abuse while recovering in a location that is undisclosed by court mandate and under 24 hour surveillance

Service Area(s): Taylor
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