“My kids and I are alive and safe because you helped us get an emergency PFA in the middle of the night at the hospital. I got the 10-day PFA and filed for a long-term PFA. The police arrested my husband, and he’ll be in jail awhile because he can’t make bail.” – A CCN Client
CCN’s medical advocacy program provides 24-hour assistance to victims presenting at a hospital emergency room and/or physician’s office. The program also trains and assists medical systems in identifying victims seeking medical treatment, and creates provisions for hospital-wide medical protocols, screening tools, training resources, and video conferencing technology, enabling access to an Emergency Protection Order on-site at the hospital. In addition to the clients served, last year the program also provided training to 2,477 individuals in the healthcare field.
Hospital sites for video conferencing currently include UPMC Passavant and Ohio Valley Hospital.