Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $367,000)
Funding for Domestic Violence Advocacy Center Immigrant Triad will cover the immigrant attorney, immigrant paralegal, immigrant advocate and one HO`O advocate. Attorneys will provide direct legal representation in divorce, custody, paternity, post-decree, and protection order cases. Paralegals will provide invaluable technical support that fosters favorable legal outcomes, including managing files, preparing exhibits, and answering questions from clients. Advocates will provide emotional and practical support in the courtroom and the community to promote immediate and long-term health and safety. All members of the triad possess an acute understanding of how abuse impacts a survivor's life, and all are trained to provide trauma-informed care. Both programs are visible and connected to the communities they serve by attending events, conducting training and cultivating relationships.