Court Advocacy office location:
DuPage County Government Complex
505 N. County Farm Road (third floor directly across from the escalators.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(court is in recess 12 – 1:30 p.m.)
Family Shelter Service works with the courts in a variety of ways:
- Court Advocates provide support and information about legal remedies available for victims’ protection.
- Advocates assist petitions with filing Orders of Protection and helping them navigate the court process.
- Victim Advocates follow up on every police-reported incident of domestic abuse in DuPage County to check on victim safety and to provide referral information.
- Last year, Family Shelter Service helped victims of domestic abuse obtain 1,782 Orders of Protection.