When I first started my job in the prosecutors office I remember feeling like a fish out of water. I had to rely on the other advocates in the unit to guide me in what I was supposed to be doing. That was difficult since there wasn’t any formalized training process. The senior most advocate spent most of the day talking about her stomach parasites and allergies so I was lost and began to wing it mostly. It was a rough beginning and I quickly realized not a lot of people in the court system respected our role. I regularly questioned if I had made the right decision taking this job.