Victim Advocate Services
If you are someone you know has been the victim of a crime:
The victim advocate program is here to assist FAMU students who have been the victim of a crime. It is not uncommon to experience a wide range of emotions after being the victim of a crime. Having someone to help you through the process and provide information can be comforting and reassuring.
Victim's Rights under Florida Statute 960:
Under this statute the victim has the right to be treated with dignity and respect to be informed about available services, victim's compensation, and their role in the criminal justice system should he/she choose to file a police report.
What is the role of the Victim Advocate?
The victim advocate is called upon to provide emotional support and assistance to the victim of a crime. Advocates provide crisis and short term counseling as well as assistance with any problems victims or witnesses may experience because of the crime itself or related court appearances. The victim advocate can assist the victim with impact statements, crime compensation forms, and provide verification of the crime to proper university faculty and staff. The victim advocate holds confidentiality in high regard and will not release information without the student's consent.
Information & Referrals
Accompanimetn through the medical and legal process
Assistance in filing crimes and compensation forms
Evaluation of Options
Examples of Victimization:
Assault & Battery
FAMU Victim Advocate 599-3145
FAMU Public Safety 599-3256
FAMU Student Health 599-3777
Employee Assistance 599-3076
Refuge House 681-2111
Tallahassee Police 891-4200
Leon County Sherriff 922-3300
If it is after 5pm of the weekend, please call FAMU Public Safety at 599-3256 and ask for assistance from the on-call victim advocate.
Request a Program
The Victim Advocate Program/Counseling Services offers educational workshops/presentations to classe and campus organizations. Examples of presenations are sexual assault, healthy and unhealthy relationships, relationship violence, and how to help a friend who has been a victim. To request a presentation, please fill out the Request a Program form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the Office of Counseling Services at 101 Sunshine Manor (house across from Tucker Hall). It is recommended that you give two weeks notice for program requests.