WHAT IS A VICTIM ADVOCATE?
Victim advocates are professionals trained to support victims of crime. Advocates offer victims information, emotional support, and help finding resources and filling out paperwork. Our advocate at Crossroads can also accompany victims to court. Our advocate is a domestic abuse survivor who has chosen to help others who are going through their own healing process. Our victim advocate has specialized training that prepares her to assist victims along with being nationally certified. Our advocate offers victims information about the different options available to them and support victims’ decision making. Our advocate is committed to maintaining the highest possible levels of confidentiality in their communication with victims.
IF YOU ARE A VICTIM
It may be difficult for you to reach out for help. But you may find that victim advocates can offer you information, support, and access to helpful services you might not know about. Victims are often relieved to know that agencies in their community want to make sure they are safe and have the help they need to recover from the impact of the crime.