ASSIST: Advocacy Support Safety Information Services Together
Advocacy - Helping you to express your views, which can include speaking to other agencies on your behalf e.g. Procurator Fiscal Service, police, housing, social work.
Support - Supporting you through the criminal court process by letting you know what to expect and updating you after court hearings.
Safety - Discussing your risk and exploring options that could make you safer
Information - Exploring your options to allow you to make decisions that are best for you
Services Together - Working together with other agencies to increase the safety of people experiencing domestic abuse
ASSIST is a free, phone based, independent domestic abuse advocacy service. We support people of all genders whose partner, or ex-partner, has a domestic abuse case going through the criminal court.
ASSIST is part of Glasgow City Council, however, can support people living in the following areas:
- Argyll and Bute
- Ayrshire (East, North and South)
- Dumfries and Galloway
- Dunbartonshire (East and West)
- Lanarkshire (North and South)
- Renfrewshire (including East Renfrewshire)
We also support men with domestic abuse cases going through an Edinburgh court. If you are a woman with a case going through an Edinburgh court, Edinburgh Women's Aid EDACS service may be able to offer you support.
If you have a domestic abuse case going through court in one of the areas listed above, but you live elsewhere, we may still be able to offer support.