Victim Advocacy Services
Victim advocacy services are provided to the victim and eligible members of his or her family such as parents, guardians, and siblings. These services are designed to give support and education in a one-on-one setting or through support groups.
Services are tailored to meet the needs of the individual and may include:
- Assistance with an Order of Protection
- Court accompaniment
- Crisis intervention
- Education on various topics
- Immigration assistance
- Information on Victim Compensation, victim rights, and the criminal justice system
- Individual counseling
- Interpreter services
- Referrals for legal, mental health, shelter, and other services
- Safety planning
- Transportation assistance
Do I need a forensic interview or medical exam to receive advocacy services?
Advocacy services are available to any eligible person who is or has been the victim of an interpersonal crime. No referral is necessary.
Are services confidential?
Yes, unless the following circumstances apply:
- Another person is present for the conversation
- You disclose possible child abuse or neglect
- You are a danger to yourself or others.
How much does each service cost?
$0. Advocacy services are available to any eligible person who is or has been the victim of an interpersonal crime free of charge.