Victim Advocate Program

Victim Advocate

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.

Services

  • Walk-In Crisis Intervention
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Emotional Support
  • Evaluation of Options
  • Information and Referrals
  • Safety Planning
  • Explanation of Rights
  • Accompaniment through Criminal Justice Process
  • Assistance with Student Conduct Process
  • Assistance in Filing Crimes Compensation
  • Documentation of Victimization for School or Employment
  • Assistance in Completing Victim Impact Statements
  • Educational Presentations and Materials
  • Accompaniment
  • And any other assistance that may be required to assist victims/survivors in rebuilding their lives

Confidentiality

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.
 

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.

 

Contact Info

1628 South Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
The Embassy Room, Suite 100A
Tallahassee, Florida 32307-4000

P: (850) 412-5667