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City of Hialeah Police Department

Cause Area

  • Crisis Support
  • Justice & Legal

Location

5555 E 8th AveHialeah, FL 33013 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Victim Advocate Unit at the city of Hialeah Police Department assist those who has been a victim or witness to a crime within the City of Hialeah. The purpose of the unit is to assist victims with coping with the emotional trauma that is often the result of crime victimization. The Victim Advocates provide services that help survivors with recuperating their lives.

Description

Our Victim Advocates assist victims with services such as filing for the victim compensation program, information regarding the criminal justice process and victim rights, information regarding the restraining order/protective injunction process, crisis intervention, safety planning, address confidentiality program, safety planning, information for shelters, referrals to counseling, etc. The Victim Advocates follow-up with victims to assist with unmet needs. They maintain contact with mental health providers, hospitals, The Office of Attorney General, Rape Treatment Center, and other community providers to assist with delivery of quality services and the continuity of services.

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