IN OVER 70% OF CITIES IN WAYNE COUNTY, First Step's Community Response Advocates work in police departments, courthouses, and other community buildings helping those impacted by domestic and sexual violence, and stalking.

Advocates support survivors with safety planning, better understanding their legal rights, filing police reports, navigating the criminal justice system, obtaining Personal Protection Orders, and providing referrals to other First Step programs and community resources.


First Step Project Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Belleville (C)
  • Brownstown Twp. (C)
  • Canton Twp. (PD/C/LAP)
  • Dearborn (PD/C/Lap)
  • Detroit (C)
  • Ecorse (C)
  • Flat Rock (C)
  • Gibraltar (C)
  • Grosse Ile (C)
  • Huron Twp. (C)
  • Inkster (PD/C)
  • Lincoln Park (PD/C)
  • Northville Twp. (PD/C)
  • Northville (C)
  • Plymouth (C)
  • Plymouth Twp. (C)
  • River Rouge (C)
  • Rockwood (C)
  • Romulus (PD/C)
  • Sumpter (C)
  • Taylor (PD/C/LAP)
  • Trenton (C)
  • Van Buren (C)
  • Westland (PD/C)
  • Woodhaven (PD/C)

C=Court  PD=Police Department  LAP=Lethality Assessment Program

First Step Offices

Administrative &
Survivor Services

44567 Pinetree Dr.
Plymouth, MI 48170

Survivor Services
Community Policing Bldg.
1394 Cleophus Pkwy
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
By appointment only

Survivor Services
Karen Wilson Smithbauer Center
4400 Venoy Rd.
Wayne, MI 48184

Survivor Services
The Block at Cass Park
2727 Second Ave. Ste 304
Detroit, MI 48210
By appointment only

Call the 24-hour helpline (734.722.6800) to be connected to an advocate who can best support you. Services are not limited to only those involved in the Criminal Justice System. First Step's collaborations and locations are always expanding.