Office of Counseling Services

Victim Advocate Services

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime:

The victim advocate services is here to assist FAMU students. 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.

Advocacy Services:
Emotional Support
Information & Referrals
Safety Planning
Accompanimetn through the medical and legal process
Educational Materials
Support Groups
Assistance in filing crimes and compensation forms
Evaluation of Options
Referral Information

Examples of Victimization:
Assault & Battery
Domestic/Relationship Violence
Sexual Assault/Harassment
Hate Crimes
Identity Theft

Important Numbers:
FAMU Victim Advocate           (850) 599-3145       
FAMU Public Safety                (850) 599-3256       
FAMU Student Health            (850) 599-3777       
Employee Assistance           (850) 599-3076       
Refuge House                        (850) 681-2111       
TMH                                          (850) 431-5411       
Tallahassee Police                (850) 891-4200       
Leon County Sherriff              (850) 922-3300       
Emergency                               911    

If it is after 5pm or the weekend, please call FAMU Public Safety at 599-3256. 

Title IX:
If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your gender, you may report it on a confidential basis to a counselor in this office. You may also file a report with the Title IX Coordinator at 599-3076 or by emailing

Request a Program
The Victim Advocate Services/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 or drop it off at the Office of Counseling Services at 636 Gamble Street (across from FAMU Village). It is recommended that you give two weeks notice for program requests.

Contact Info

636 Gamble Street
Tallahassee, FL 32307

P: 850.599.3145
F: 850.599.8481


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