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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 have been a victim or witness to a crime. Being a victim of a crime can cause stress in many areas of one's life. The purpose of the unit is to provide support to victims of crime by helping them navigate throughout the criminal justice process, educate victims on their rights, provide safety resources, referrals and other guidance that may help one regain control of their life after experiencing a crime.

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/ injunction for protection process, crisis intervention, safety planning, address confidentiality program, safety planning, information on domestic violence shelters, referrals to counseling, accompaniment, 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.

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