In-Person/On Location Advocacy
In-Person/On Location Advocacy
Need something more than distance advocacy services?
An In-person Advocate may be able to help you:
- Open your eyes to additional solutions and resources with a proven record of effectiveness
- Help you organize and prepare a Plan of Action based on your needs and goals
- Provide essential information
- Provide emotional support as you navigate through the immigration and other legal systems
- Help find resources specific to your situation and needs
- Help you fill out paperwork
- Act as informational resource to your attorney in other court proceedings affected by the immigration crime (civil, family, immigration, administrative, criminal, etc.)
- Help you navigate further resources at the Federal and State level as the immigration crime affects other areas of your life
- Attend court proceedings and administrative proceedings when necessary
- Accompany you to INFOPASS appointments, and DHS, ICE, FBI or local law enforcement, Senate and Congressional (and other) visits when necessary
- Participate in conference calls and video chats with other agencies, departments and individuals when necessary
- Make phone calls and status inquiries on your behalf when allowed by law
- Provide you with a confidential sounding board
- Partner you with an advocate who has walked in your shoes and acquired the insight and judgment to mentor and guide you
- Put your actions steps on fast track to move you toward your goals of healing and empowerment
- Recommend other holistic healing resources for mental and emotional clarity during the process
- Work with other providers and resources to ensure your needs are met
- Treating you with dignity, compassion and respect
- Have no other agenda other than your success
- Testify in court proceedings when necessary to discuss the impact of the immigration crime and how it relates to individual well-being
- File complaints when the advocate feels violations of immigration law have occurred
- Contact agencies and federal or state officials as a concerned citizen when abuses have been uncovered by the advocate
*Pricing for this service is a project-based fee. The fee includes the cost for the ICVA to make an assessment, discuss possible actions with you, organize the schedule of events, travel to your location within the Contiguous United States, and spend approximately 2 business days with you, performing in-person advocacy services as outlined in the bullets above. You will be required to sign an agreement once you have created a plan to ensure your wishes for moving forward are always clear, and you remain in control.
*We do not offer services outside the Contiguous U.S. Please do not purchase this service/product if you live outside the Contiguous U.S. We may, however, be able to make an exception to an Alaskan resident for a larger fee for travel expenses.
*Victim Advocates are not licensed attorneys, do not practice law in any way shape or form, do not offer legal advice and do not tell victim's what to do. Victim Advocates provide education and information, from which the victim may make his or her own choices in conjunction with the suggested guidance and advice from his/her own licensed attorney of choice.
*Once you have purchased this service you must come to an agreement with the ICVA for the specific services requested. If you are unable to come to an agreement, you will be fully refunded and the advocate released from the initial purchase agreement.