Although you help clients get out of Domestic Violence working in this type of agency, the job itself is stressful as a court advocate. As for work/life balance, it was difficult. I found myself so distressed from the day as a Court Advocate, unable to handle the vicarious trauma, let alone the mistreatment I dealt from the social justice system. "Judges have higher stature" was what I was told from my manager after I had a judge that said that I had to state my name for a court reporter although under of oath of law a court advocate does not need to state their name. She, though didn't know the Domestic Relations laws since she was a judge for a different department. Anyways, I didn't like this job for many reasons, the biggest was the lack of support I felt from my own management team and the unjust Social Justice system, itself. I was yelled at by a clerk "You're not an attorney" when I went to go get my clients paperwork which was a normal routine for us.
If you want a job where not only are you asked to complete 17 or more Orders of Protections a month and an unfriendly court system to work with, go ahead by all means. This job is not for everyone I agree, but there is definitely some changes that need to be implemented in order for it to work, especially organization on logistics and peoples roles in the agency.