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Friends of Yates
March 22, 2011

FOY has served Wyandotte County for many years now, and we hope to further strengthen our presence in the community. Everyone here has a strong passion for social justice and progression. Along with responsibilities at the shelter with our clients who reside here, we also have a responsibility to the community. I am constantly collaborating with KCKPD and the Wyandotte County Court System. I act as an advocate at the shelter, and the victim advocate at the Wyandotte County District and Municipal Courts. Other advocates at FOY are also very involved with collaborating with other members and groups in the community to spread our services across the Kansas City Metropolitan area.

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This organization provided a venue for me to use my legal knowlege to help women in need navigate through the court system. The court system can be complicated, especially when faced with issues such as filing for protection orders, and testifying against an abuser in a criminal battery case. The organization has a presence in the court system, and our local law enforcement community. We have all worked together to empower women, and given them the confidence to live and prosper independently.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the organization. But I understand there are limitations provided that we are a non-profit.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I provide court advocacy for clients in the shelter and in the domestic violence docket of the Wyandotte County Court System.