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  • Court Advocates

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Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program

Domestic violence court advocates help victims of domestic violence navigate the legal system by educating them about their rights and helping them secure those rights; by informing victims of the availability of protective orders and helping them obtain them as appropriate; and by referring them to vital social services.

These are all critical steps in increasing victim safety and making those in crisis feel less overwhelmed by legal proceedings.

Domestic violence court advocates work in every district court in Rhode Island to assist victims in domestic violence cases.

Call the courthouse in your area for more information and to reach a court advocate:

Garrahy Judicial Complex (Providence)
401-458-3372

Noel Judicial Complex (Kent)
401-822-6680

McGrath Judicial Complex (Washington)
401-782-4174

Murray Judicial Complex (Newport)
401-619-2555
401-619-2865

Law Enforcement Advocates are employed by victim service agencies and work from local police departments. They are available to provide information and referrals to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Participating police departments and contact numbers for advocates are listed below.

Please Note: These phone numbers are not emergency numbers. In case of emergency, call 911 or the emergency number of the specific police department.

 

Barrington, Bristol, Tiverton and Warren Police Departments
Advocate Contact: 401-247-2070

Burrillville, North Smithfield, Smithfield and Woonsocket Police Departments
Advocate Contact: 401-766-3628

Coventry and West Greenwich Police Departments
Advocate Contact: 401-826-8915

Cranston Police Department
Advocate Contact: 401-477-5039

Middletown Police Department
Advocate Contact: 401-842-6500, ext. 7009

Newport Police Department
Advocate Contact: 401-845-5732

Pawtucket Police Department
Advocate Contact: 401-727-9100, ext. 783

Providence Police Department
Advocate Contact: 401-243-6338 or 401-243-6344

Warwick Police Department
Advocate Contact: 401-468-4372

West Warwick Police Department
Advocate Contact: 401-827-9050

Attorney General's Victim Services
The Attorney General's Victim Services Office provides advocacy for victims in felony cases being heard in Superior Court.

Department of Corrections Victim Advocates
The Department of Corrections Office of Victim Services (OVS) is designed to serve all crime victims whose offenders are currently in custody at the Adult Correctional Institutions. OVS can also assist concerned family members of these victims as well as professional service providers and law enforcement.

Information on Offenders

If you would like to stay informed about the status of a criminal case or the current status of an offender, the following electronic resources can help you access that information:

Victim Assistance Portal
The Victim's Assistance Portal is a secure site where victims of crime in the State of Rhode Island may obtain information on criminal cases and information about their offenders. You will need to create an account and provide personal information to verify your identity.

Rhode Island Public Portal
Rhode Island Public Portal is a public site where anyone can search all public criminal court records in Rhode Island. With ongoing cases, the records will generally provide information on the next court date scheduled in the case.

Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE)
VINE is a free, anonymous, computer-assisted telephone service that provides offender custody information and notification of changes in offender custody status.

Department of Corrections Inmate Search
Inmate search will allow you to find information on all offenders currently in the custody of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.

Victims' Rights

Rhode Island law gives victims of crime certain rights, such as the right to obtain certain notifications about their cases and the right to be heard by the court before sentencing in cases where an offender is found guilty after a trial.

Learn more by reading the Rhode Island Victim's Rights Statute.

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