Victim Services is a trusted resource for education, prevention, and empowerment of individuals, families, and communities impacted by crime.
- Respect for Humanity
- Victim Inclusivity
Our advocates are a resource for support, information, and referrals for all victims of Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, and General Crime. Advocates are specially trained staff, supporting and educating those affected by crime.
What can an advocate help me with?
- Explaining the various steps of the criminal justice process
- Understanding your rights as a crime victim
- Providing referrals to community resources to help meet your needs
- Filing restraining orders (Order for Protection, Harassment Restraining Order)
- Assisting in financial assistance to help with expenses resulting from crime (example: reparations, restitution)
- Providing support and advocacy during Sexual Assault Medical Exams
- Court Advocacy
- Crisis Intervention
- Support through the healing process
- Support through an interview with law enforcement. Note: You do not need to report to law enforcement to receive services. It is your choice if you report or not.
Can an advocate help me if a family member or friend was the crime victim?
Yes, the family, friends, and loved ones of a crime victim are also affected by the crime and our advocates and crisis line are available for you as well.
Can an advocate help me get counseling?
Yes, we work with many therapists and can offer many options and choices for counseling services (including financial assistance for certain crime victims). We also offer a support group multiple times a year for survivors of sexual assault.