Sometimes things get really tough.
If you find that your partner is being abusive or harmful, we got your back. And even if you're not ready to talk, you can message us on Instagram. We offer both advocacy and legal services if you need support.
An advocate could help with:
- Safety Planning: Develop skills and options for creating a healthy relationship with your partner. Your advocate can help you or someone you know with personalized safety plans to keep them safe
- Domestic Violence Education: Learn the warning signs of abuse, common tactics that are used to gain and maintain power and control, and traits that contribute to both healthy and unhealthy relationships
- Court Accompaniment/Legal Referrals: Youth can request an Advocate to accompany them to court hearings for issues such as restraining orders and paternity cases.
- Community Resources: The Teen Advocate can explain and refer teens to various community resources, including those related to employment, housing, financial assistance, counseling, children, etc.
Court accompaniment is limited to teenagers who live on O'ahu.
As part of the Domestic Violence Action Center, TAP can refer survivors of dating violence to DVAC’s legal team.
DVAC lawyers offer legal services based on a sliding scale fee. DVAC attorneys can help with legal needs such as Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, paternity, and post decree cases.
Ready to speak to TAP’s Teen Advocate? Services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL
Not a teen? If you or someone you know needs help but is not a teenager, the Domestic Violence Action Center offers the same advocacy services to adults. For more information, go to DVAC's Website or call DVAC’s Helpline at 808-531-3771.