Victim Advocacy

Legal Advocacy
Victim Advocates provide in-person, non-judgmental support in a legal setting. The advocates are responsible for providing the necessary information to the victims/survivors about the legal system when making critical decisions. They also ensure that the victims'/survivors' rights are upheld throughout the process and provide explanation of the legal ramifications. 

Protection from Abuse Orders (PFA)
The PFA order is granted from the court to provide protective "relief" to adult victims and/or children for up to three years. Victim Advocates provide support to the victims/survivors while filing the PFA. They also ensure that the victims'/survivors' rights are upheld throughout the process and provide explanation of the legal ramifications. 

Sexual Violence Protection Order (SVPO)/Protection from Intimidation (PFI) Order
SVPO's are granted from the court to provide protective "relief" to adult victims/survivors and/or children for up to three years. The PFI is granted from the court to provide "relief" to minor victims/survivors with defendants 18 years of age or older, for up to three years. Victim Advocates support the victims/survivors while filing these orders. They also ensure that the victims'/survivors' rights are upheld throughout and provide explanation of the legal ramifications. 

Medical Advocacy
Victim Advocates provide in-person, non-judgmental support in a medical setting. They are responsible for providing necessary information and explanation to the victims/survivors about the medical system when making critical decisions. They also ensure that the victims'/survivors' rights are upheld throughout the process.

Victim Compensation Assistance Program
Victim Advocates support victims/survivors and their eligible family members by providing information and assistance to ease the financial burdens they may face as a result of a crime.

 

Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Contact us for information and assistance.

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