Victim's Advocate


A victim advocate is available 24 hours a day to respond to the needs of victims of crimes. Advocates are available to assist victims with the emotional, physical, and financial trauma often resulting from a crime. A victim advocate can provide for the following:

  • 24 hour availability
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Personal Advocacy
  • Community information and referrals
  • Emotional Support
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Transportation
  • Assistance with crime compensation
  • Information about the criminal justice system
  • Case status updates
  • Assistance in filing Petitions for Protection from abuse and repeat violence

Victim's/Witnesses' Rights in the Criminal Justice System (PDF book)

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