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19th Judicial Circuit Victim Services and Sexual Assault Assistance Program

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Crisis Support
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Justice & Legal
  • Seniors

Location

411 S. 2nd St.Fort Pierce, FL 34950 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The State Attorney’s Office Victim Services Program is dedicated to Victims and their families. Through our care and support we strive to protect their dignity and rights. Our goal is to sensitize the law enforcement community and the public to these Victim’s needs through education and example. The Sexual Assault Assistance Program’s mission is to provide a coordinated, collaborative, and multidisciplinary approach to sexual violence on the Treasure Coast. Our goal is to provide sexual assault survivors (reporting and non-reporting) with the services and support to lead them toward empowerment and reconnection.

Description

The State Attorney's Office Victim Services Program and Sexual Assault Assistance Program of the Treasure Coast both provide crisis intervention, advocacy, accompaniment and referrals to Victims in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties.
The Sexual Assault Assistance Program was founded in 1981 to provide advocacy for Sexual Assault Victims. Sexual Assault Advocates work with reporting and non-reporting victims of Sexual Violence. Sexual Assault Volunteer Victim Advocates are needed to meet victims at the hospital, accompany victims to law enforcement interviews, provide crisis intervention and referrals to victims. On-call hours are available 24 hrs a day. Volunteers may also answer the 24 hours Sexual Assault Helpline or work tabling events for the Sexual Assault Program providing outreach to the community. All Sexual Assault Advocate Volunteers must complete a 30 hr online training which includes role-playing activities.
Victim Assistance Program volunteers are needed to act as Victim Advocates for crime victims going through the court system. Advocates will call victims to notify them of hearings and court dates, provide crisis intervention, information and referrals, help victims fill out crimes compensation forms and accompany victims to court. Training will be provided.

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