In response to community need, our CAC is formed a Victim Advocate Program, which began in 2014. We are currently seeking volunteers who wish to serve as Victim Advocates.

 

What is a Victim Advocate?

The Victim Advocate is a designated, trained volunteer who provides comprehensive, coordinated victim support and advocacy services, including, but not limited to:

  • Information regarding dynamics of abuse and the CAC’s coordinated multidisciplinary response
  • Updates on case status from initial referral to termination of case
  • Assistance in accessing/obtaining victims' rights as outlined by VOCA (Victims of Crime Act)
  • Court education, support and accompaniment
  • Assistance with access to other services such as protective orders, housing, public assistance, domestic violence intervention and transportation

The Victim Advocate provides initial and on-going support and advocacy to the child and/or non-offending family members.

 

We Need Volunteers

Advocacy is a fairly new field and one which takes a very special person with dedication, caring and patience. Volunteers who wish to be Victim Advocates will be asked to participate in extensive training in order to prepare them for this task. If you are interested in becoming a Victim Advocate or would like more information about our Victim Advocate Program, please contact Diane Pisczek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..