How a Victim Advocate Can Help?

How a Victim Advocate Can Help

   • Provide emotional and moral support

   • Identify and inform victims of their rights under the law

   • Conduct on the scene crisis intervention

   • Act as a liaison between victim, police officers, investigators, and community-based agencies

   • Arrange for professional counseling and support groups

   • Provide information and referral

   • Educate law enforcement and victims of a new law about specific victimization such as domestic violence   

   • Provide applications and information to victims concerning South Carolina Crime Victims' Compensation; explain purpose, procedures, and policies, and assist in the completion of forms

   • Intervene on behalf of victims with creditors or employers upon request

   • Help prepare victims for court and provide court advocacy and accompaniment

   • Provide information regarding the current status of the case

   • Provide information on rights, services, and procedures if a victim or witness is harassed or threatened


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