We hope you are never the victim of a crime or other tragedy. But if you are, ask the responding deputy for a VAP. Our on-call Victim Advocate Program volunteer will respond quickly to offer the much-needed support in the immediate aftermath of the incident.
It is known that victims of crime and other trauma are greatly impacted by the early intervention that a Law Enforcement Advocate can offer. While family and friends can be the long-term support system for a victim, they often do not have immediate access to community resources. The VAP can provide guidance regarding the criminal justice process, housing when necessary for the safety of a victim, explanations for confusing law enforcement procedures, applications for medical or counseling expenses, and much more. Their compassion and services can get a person on the road from victim to survivor.
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