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.


  • Canton Police Department
  • Dearborn Police Department
  • Inkster Police Department
  • Lincoln Park Police Department
  • Northville Twp. Police Department
  • Romulus Police Department
  • Taylor Police Department
  • Westland Police Department
  • Woodhaven Police Department
  • 3rd Circuit PPO Court
  • 18th District Court
  • 19th District Court
  • 22nd District Court
  • 23rd District Court
  • 25th District Court
  • 33rd District Court
  • 34th District Court
  • 35th District Court
  • 36th District Court
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.