Support Through Court

Support Through Court

At a glance

Causes

  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Women
  • Young people

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

Support Through Court volunteers help people who do not have legal assistance in the civil and family courts. We do not give legal advice but instead provide practical and emotional support to help people improve their chances of accessing justice .

Cuts in legal aid mean that more people find themselves alone in the legal system. Confusing procedures and terminology are challenging without the additional challenges our client face, such as disability and English as a second language.

 If someone is eligible to recieve legal advice we will help them to access this.

Activities

We enable clients to feel calm so that they are better equipped to deal with court proceedings. We give individuals the confidence that they are not alone in representing themselves. Our volunteers do this by listening and discussing a clients case with them, providing emotional support, assisting with form filling, attending court with them, providing practical and procedural support, as well as referring to relevant agencies.

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