The Victim Advocate Program serves as a resource and support service for anyone in the University community who has been a victim of actual or threatened violence. The services offered range from emotional support to assistance navigating the criminal justice system.
The Victim Advocate program assures confidentiality to persons who utilize advocacy services. Client's name and identifying information will not be released to a third party without prior written consent.
The program is required to release information under the following conditions: individual presents a danger to self and others, or is suspected of child or elderly abuse.
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.