Staff and trained volunteers provide emotional support, crisis intervention, and referral and information services to victims of crime, their family members and others impacted by a violent crime.
Advocates provide emotional support, information and assistance to crime victims, and their families, at Lake Hospital Emergency rooms, crime scenes and Lake County Police Departments upon request.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ADVOCACY
Advocates provide emotional support and assistance to crime victims whose cases are being prosecuted in Lake County. Support services include accompaniment to meetings with Lake County Assistant Prosecutors, court hearings, trial, sentencing and parole
hearings. Advocates also provide assistance with Victim Impact Statements, VINE, and Victim of Crime Compensation Application.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Staff is available to present information concerning Sexual Assault, Child Sexual Abuse, Internet Safety, Identity Theft, and other crime prevention topics. Training is also available for law enforcement, medical, social service and other professional staffs. A bi-lingual advocate provides a variety of Outreach services to the Hispanic community.
Our services are available free of charge to all victims of crime in Lake County. Assistance is provided to crime victims in Municipal Court, Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Court, and the Court of Appeals, as well as at the Parole Board and Grand Jury.