Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault (DVSA) certification training is required and provided by the YWCA. Additional SAFEPLAN Certification training is required and is provided by MOVA (Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance). Costs related to this training are the intern’s/volunteer’s responsibility. Volunteers and interns would shadow the SAFEPLAN advocate during court hours. Learning experiences include but are not limited to obtaining knowledge of the application of restraining orders (209A) and harassment orders (258E) and their differences; understanding barriers and challenges in the court process and proceedings; accompanying advocate and client in civil court hearings; and learning how our program collaborates with court personnel and other community agencies. Participation in any staff meetings and trainings related to the program are required. Volunteers and interns are expected to maintain professional behavior and strict confidentiality.