Family Advocacy

Our Douglas C.A.R.E.S. advocates come alongside families to support them through the entire process, which can take months. 

 

Our focus is primarily directed towards the children but we want to help everyone in the family understand the process, know what the next steps are, and how we can help through these transitions.

 

This may include preparing a child to attend court, attending court with the child, as well as helping the family and child better understand the legal process.

 

In fact, Douglas C.A.R.E.S. advocates sometimes remain in contact with the child and family after the court process is over to support the family during the healing process.

Professional. Kind. Caring.

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Civil Rights Statement

 

Douglas CARES operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of our programs.

 

To file a complaint of discrimination, write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (OCR), 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TTY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech) or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). To file a complaint of discrimination with this organization, write to Douglas CARES, 545 W Umpqua St, Ste 1, Roseburg OR 97471, or call 541-957-5646.

To file a complaint of discrimination with Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division, write Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division, Attn: Shannon Sivell, Complaint Coordinator, 1162 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301 or call 503-378-5348.

You may also email to shannon.l.sivell@doj.state.or.us

 

The purpose of the civil rights statement is to inform applicants, participants and potentially eligible persons of the policy of nondiscrimination and the procedure for filing a civil rights complaint to the Office of Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Link to filing a Civil Rights Complaint: https://ojp.gov/about/ocr/complaint.htm