ABOUT YOU

Wings for Justice

Advocacy Application

Advocates offer legal and emotional support to clients and their children who have entered into the family court system.  Advocates educate, provide resources, and a support system to clients  in a mentally and emotionally challenging process.  Advocates do not function in a professional capacity as attorneys or therapists. Advocates are trained volunteers in both legal and emotional advocacy.


Full Name:

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* 1. Full Name:

Age:

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* 2. Age:

Profession:

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* 3. Profession:

Highest level of Education completed:

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* 4. Highest level of Education completed:

Licences:

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* 5. Licences:

Marital Status:

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* 6. Marital Status:

Number of Children:

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* 7. Number of Children:

Number of Children living with you, please elaborate: full, joint or no custody:

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* 8. Number of Children living with you, please elaborate: full, joint or no custody:

Mailing Address:

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* 9. Mailing Address:

County:

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* 10. County:

Country:

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* 11. Country:

Phone:

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* 12. Phone:

Email:

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* 13. Email:

What abuse or trauma have you experienced in your life? ( ie. physical abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, financial abuse, community abuse, discrimination…)

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* 14. What abuse or trauma have you experienced in your life? ( ie. physical abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, financial abuse, community abuse, discrimination…)

Please explain how, when and for how long?

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* 15. Please explain how, when and for how long?

Do you feel like you have healed from the abuse and trauma that you have experienced?

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* 16. Do you feel like you have healed from the abuse and trauma that you have experienced?

How did you actively engage in your healing process? (ie.therapy, support group, classes, counseling, education, books, resources, web materials…)

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* 17. How did you actively engage in your healing process? (ie.therapy, support group, classes, counseling, education, books, resources, web materials…)

Describe your support system then? (ie. family, friends, advocates, therapist, church, community…)

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* 18. Describe your support system then? (ie. family, friends, advocates, therapist, church, community…)

Part 2 Self Care

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* 19. Part 2 Self Care

What are the ways you cope and deal with stress?

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* 20. What are the ways you cope and deal with stress?

How do you respond to injustice in your life and in the lives of others?

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* 21. How do you respond to injustice in your life and in the lives of others?

Describe your current support system? (ie. family, friends, advocates, therapist, church, community…)

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* 22. Describe your current support system? (ie. family, friends, advocates, therapist, church, community…)

What are your hobbies and interests?

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* 23. What are your hobbies and interests?

Part 3 Legal Experience

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* 24. Part 3 Legal Experience

Have you had any experience in advocacy (advocating for a family member or a friend in legal capacity, divorce/custody case, education in domestic violence, emotional healing and support...)?

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* 25. Have you had any experience in advocacy (advocating for a family member or a friend in legal capacity, divorce/custody case, education in domestic violence, emotional healing and support...)?

Have you had any experience in the family court system (custody, divorce, restraining orders, adoption, guardianship, foster care, ...)?

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* 26. Have you had any experience in the family court system (custody, divorce, restraining orders, adoption, guardianship, foster care, ...)?

In regards to legal representation, how have you been represented in court ? (ie. with an attorney, an advocate, self representation or have you advocated for someone else)

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* 27. In regards to legal representation, how have you been represented in court ? (ie. with an attorney, an advocate, self representation or have you advocated for someone else)

What interests you in becoming a Wings for Justice advocate?

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* 28. What interests you in becoming a Wings for Justice advocate?

Part 4 Professional Experience

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* 29. Part 4 Professional Experience

What other organizations have you volunteered for or non-profits you have been involved with?

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* 30. What other organizations have you volunteered for or non-profits you have been involved with?

From a professional standpoint, describe your education & training if any, related to the family court system? (ie. Law degree, Paralegal, Psychology degree, Teacher, Social Work or Counseling Training…)

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* 31. From a professional standpoint, describe your education & training if any, related to the family court system? (ie. Law degree, Paralegal, Psychology degree, Teacher, Social Work or Counseling Training…)

Have you had any experience and skills professionally as an attorney, paralegal, therapist, counselor, teacher, social worker, case-worker, advocate, other?

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* 32. Have you had any experience and skills professionally as an attorney, paralegal, therapist, counselor, teacher, social worker, case-worker, advocate, other?

Have you done any legal advocacy? If so, where and when?

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* 33. Have you done any legal advocacy? If so, where and when?

Part 5 Screening

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* 34. Part 5 Screening

Do you have any criminal charges on your record?

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* 35. Do you have any criminal charges on your record?

If so, do you have a misdemeanor or a felony charge?

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* 36. If so, do you have a misdemeanor or a felony charge?

If yes, then what was it for?

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* 37. If yes, then what was it for?

Are you a registered sex offender?

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* 38. Are you a registered sex offender?

Are you willing to submit to a background check?

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* 39. Are you willing to submit to a background check?

I declare under penalty of perjury (under the laws of the United States of America) that the foregoing is true and correct.


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