24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025

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24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

Court Advocacy

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 208.343.7025 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

Civil Protection Orders, Safety Planning and Legal Referrals

WCA provides assistance to those seeking relief through the legal system. Court Advocates are able to provide pro se assistance and information, as well as resources, regarding matters like divorce, custody, and civil protection orders. Through the civil protection order process, Court Advocates are able to talk through the protection order process, help with filling out initials petitions, and offer support and resources through their court proceedings, including accompanying petitioners to their hearings. Additional services include court accompaniment to other civil or criminal proceedings, legal referrals, and safety planning. We take serious precautions to protect your confidentiality. For more information, please contact:

  • Court Advocate at 208.343.3688 ext. 200
  • WCA Court Advocate Manager at 208.343.3688 ext. 220
  • 24-hour Domestic Abuse Hotline 208.343.7025

Protection Orders

Idaho has two protective orders:

  • Domestic Violence Protection Order
  • Stalking/Threats Protection Order

A civil protection order (CPO) is a court order that can create boundaries between a petitioner and the person they are seeking protection from. If a CPO is granted, the order could restrict contact between the petitioner, or any protected party (such as a minor child), and the respondent, which is the person who is being filed against. The order may also require the respondent to stay a certain distance away from the protected person(s) and their home, move out of a shared residence and may address custody on a temporary basis.

An attorney is not required to file a petition and there is no filing fee. Petitions are available free of charge at the clerk’s office on the first floor of the Ada County Courthouse. This paperwork is also available online and can be submitted using a guided questionnaire.

WCA Court Advocates are available to assist those wanting to fill out a paper petition or the online petition. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a time to have a Court Advocate assist you with completing the paperwork contact a Court Advocate at 208.343.3688 ext. 200 or the Court Advocate Manager at 208.343.3688 ext. 220.

Legal Referrals

Victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault may qualify for pro-bono (free) legal services in the areas of divorce, custody, housing matters, and immigration. WCA Court Advocates can complete assessments and provide pro se guidance to clients seeking legal assistance and will refer qualifying clients to Idaho Legal Aid Services, Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program, other community partners, or private attorneys if appropriate.

Volunteer Attorney Services

The WCA Court Advocacy Program partners with local, licensed attorneys to provide free one-on-one consultations for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault to prepare for upcoming legal proceedings, review paperwork, and/or provide legal advice or coaching. Appointments are onsite at the WCA and available by appointment only.

Please call 208.343.3688 ext. 200 for more information. 

 

EVENTS

Feb 26

2021

#KnowYourWorth Virtual Event

A virtual event center on TDVAM, featuring youth leaders discussing TDV and its impact, as well as virtual content created by young folks that promotes resources, spreads awareness, or embodies prevention. Thursday, February 26th: 5-6pm on ZOOM More information to come!

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Feb 28

2021

#KnowYourWorth Call for Content

This February during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), the WCA Youth REPs are hosting a call for content.  We are specifically looking for visual art content created by teens for teens that we can use throughout the year on our social media platforms to share resources, spread awareness, and advocate for dating violence prevention.  […]

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Mar 07

2021

NoMore Week 2021

NO MORE Week is March 7-13, 2021 Inspiring everyone to make change and help create a culture of safety, equality, and respect in our communities. No matter where you are, #ChangeHappensHere. Join #WCABoise and share your NO MORE Week #ChangeHappensHere sign! Are you a change-maker? Tell us why you say NO MORE with your own NO […]

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Mar 10

2021

Fundraiser at Bella Aquila Ristorante-March

The Second Wednesday of every month benefits the Women’s and Children’s Alliance at Bella Aquila Ristorante. Sponsored by Bella Aquila Ristorante and Street Shield Self Defense Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4 PM MST – 9 PM MST Bella Aquila Ristorante 775 Rivershore Lane Eagle, Idaho

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Mar 17

2021

Bea Informed

Join WCA CEO, Bea Black for a one-hour virtual information session, hear about WCA services and learn how you can get involved and support the important work of the organization and what you can do to support those in our community affected by the trauma of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Wednesday, March 17: 11:30 […]

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Mar 22

2021

Bea Informed

Join WCA CEO, Bea Black for a one-hour virtual information session, hear about WCA services and learn how you can get involved and support the important work of the organization and what you can do to support those in our community affected by the trauma of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Monday, March 22: 5 […]

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Mar 30

2021

Bea Informed

Join WCA CEO, Bea Black for a one-hour virtual information session, hear about WCA services and learn how you can get involved and support the important work of the organization and what you can do to support those in our community affected by the trauma of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Tuesday, March 30: Noon […]

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Apr 01

2021

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 1-30, 2021 Find more about the national campaign here

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Apr 15

2021

Tribute to Women and Industry

28th Annual Virtual “TWIN” Awards Celebration April 15, 2021 Join us from Noon – 1:30 p.m. The annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN): Honors women who have excelled in their fields and made significant contributions to industry in executive, managerial and professional roles Salutes corporations whose policies and practices encourage high achievement by women […]

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Apr 28

2021

Denim Day

April 28, 2021 is Denim Day Denim Day is a day-long awareness campaign that allows us to honor survivors of sexual assault and start conversations about the dangers of victim blaming. Why denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her 45-year-old male driving instructor. While he was initially convicted of the […]

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