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.

* 1. Full Name:

* 2. Age:

* 3. Profession:

* 4. Highest level of Education completed:

* 5. Licences:

* 6. Marital Status:

* 7. Number of Children:

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

* 9. Mailing Address:

* 10. County:

* 11. Country:

* 12. Phone:

* 13. Email:

* 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…)

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

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

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

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

* 19. Part 2 Self Care

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

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

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

* 23. What are your hobbies and interests?

* 24. Part 3 Legal Experience

* 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...)?

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

* 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)

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

* 29. Part 4 Professional Experience

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

* 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…)

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

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

* 34. Part 5 Screening

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

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

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

* 38. Are you a registered sex offender?

* 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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