Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy
The mission of the Center for Family Advocacy is to promote a zero tolerance policy toward interpersonal violence. This policy is promoted by providing lay advocacy services, legal advice and representation, information and referral, and other related services to survivors of domestic violence. These services are delivered both independently and in collaboration with the judicial system and other service providers including nonprofit agencies, law enforcement, the educational system, concerned citizens, elected officials and community leaders, and business/industry in Southern Maryland. Specifically, the Center shall provide any survivor of domestic violence with timely and free access to the professional services of advocates and attorneys, regardless of age, gender, race, creed, color, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, marital, social, or economic status, or any other demographic or psychographic factors. The Center shall oversee programs that provide direct delivery of services with special emphasis on the needs of women as primary victims and children as secondary victims.