ADVOCACY

Nationally, less than 3 percent of domestic violence victims press charges against their abuser. Victims of domestic violence typically do not view themselves as crime victims.

The Advocacy Program at My Sister’s House assists those victims who consider either pressing charges or filing for an Order of Protection.

The Advocacy Program was established in order to provide victims with support and information regarding legal issues and procedures.

 

This program is made possible because of our Court Advocate, Bridget Hall, and several dedicated volunteer victim advocates who accompany clients to court and assist them with filing court documents.

In addition to their initial volunteer training, victim advocate volunteers attend a two-hour training session where the laws that affect the population served by My Sister’s House, Inc. are discussed in greater detail. Topics covered in the training session include the Protection from Domestic Violence Abuse Act, the Criminal Domestic Violence Act, court appearance and preparation, victim’s/witness’ rights, both the stalking and marital rape laws, and victim compensation.

 

The Advocacy Program seeks to inform victims of their rights which enables them to make an informed choice.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM ADVOCACY DIRECTORY

MY SISTER'S HOUSE ADVOCATES

Nicole Burnham, Spanish Speaking Advocate (843) 225-6136

CITY OF CHARLESTON POLICE DEPARTMENT ADVOCATE

Catrice Smalls, Victim Advocate (843) 720-2425

Chelsea Hagan, Child Advocate (843) 720-3031

Vera Witt, Spanish Speaking Advocate (843) 720-3032

Joshua Williamson, Elder Advocate (843) 720-2534​

NORTH CHARLESTON POLICE DEPARTMENT ADVOCATE

Lisa Bullard (843) 740-2824

Sally Taylor (843) 740-2893

Minna Hosseini (843) 740-2891

Jessica Rodriguez (843) 740-2658

BERKELEY COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT ADVOCATE

Carol Grunsky (843) 719-4455

SUMMERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT ADVOCATE
HANAHAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ADVOCATE

Detective Sergeant Pam Nelson 843-554-4221 ext. 119

MT. PLEASANT POLICE DEPARTMENT ADVOCATE

Monica Kropp & Ruth Broughton 843-849-5690

Donna German (seniors) 843-884-4176

CHARLESTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S ADVOCATES

Easter Laroche (843) 745-2250

Barbara Binion (843) 745-2251

Joyce Kephart Adair (843) 745-2252

DORCHESTER  COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT ADVOCATES

Margie Page, Kimberly Carter, Amanda Kwalam, Tammy Anderson (843) 832-0321

GOOSE CREEK POLICE DEPARTMENT

Levolia Rhodes (843) 863-5200 ext. 2340

MONCKS CORNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Lisa Steele-Baker (843) 719-7929