Domestic Violence Victim Advocate
Turning Point provides a domestic violence victim advocate to victims in the Tuscaloosa Municipal Court. The Turning Point victim advocate will interview the victims and make a recommendation to the Prosecutor and the Court concerning domestic violence cases.
In addition to Court Advocacy, Turning Point provides counseling for victims and safe shelter.
Turning Point can be reached on a 24 hour basis at 205-758-0808 and collect calls are accepted.
Generally, defendants ordered to attend domestic violence, anger management or alternative behavior training classes will have to pay $50 for an evaluation and $25 for each class.
Assessments for classes:
Only the Court can order the classes and the defendant will be given a date to be evaluated and then a date to complete the classes.
If the classes are not completed and the defendant does not appear in Court to explain why, a writ for the defendant’s arrest will be issued.
Also, if the defendant is on probation and fails to complete the classes, the defendant is subject to probation revocation.
Family Counseling provides to the Court classes in
- Domestic Violence
- Anger Management
- Alternative Behavior Training