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Cottonwood Heights Victim Assistance ProgramCottonwood Heights Victim Assistance Program
The Cottonwood Heights Victim Assistance Program is committed to providing safe, free, and caring crisis intervention, advocacy, information and support to victims and secondary victims of violent crime in Cottonwood Heights as well as strives to red... Read more
The Cottonwood Heights Victim Assistance Program is committed to providing safe, free, and caring crisis intervention, advocacy, information and support to victims and secondary victims of violent crime in Cottonwood Heights as well as strives to reduce violent crime through community outreach and prevention education.
Provide crisis intervention and support for victims experiencing trauma.
Assess the lethality of victims’ situations and provide information regarding the potential impact of their situation.
Assist victims to create comprehensive and thought-provoking safety plans.
Assess the immediate needs of victims and provide referrals to community resources.
Provide information regarding victim rights.
Assist victims navigating the criminal justice system and act as a liaison between the victim and the criminal justice system.
Educate the community about violent crime in CottonwoodHeights.
Provide training to officers regarding victim issues.
Complete runaway recovery interviews.
Participate in community and state-wide meetings, seminars, trainings, and conferences to refresh and update victim advocacy skills.
April Ryce is the victim advocate with Cottonwood Heights and she serves the community with wisdom and care. She really knows her stuff and she is willing to put in the effort to help those in need. She spent a great deal of time mentoring me and I could tell by the care she took in this endeavor that she really cares for the job she is doing. She was an excellent mentor and I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in learning to be a victim advocate.