Our advocates help people who have been victimized by crime or experienced a traumatic event. We help normalize victims’ emotions, and we assess basic needs such as clothing, food, and shelter. We also provide information about the investigative and judicial processes.
According to a study conducted by the National Institute of Justice, “When advocates offer coordinated, early, victim-focused interventions, victims are more likely to participate in court-proceedings, access community-based advocacy programs, and report decreases in distress, post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, depression, and fear.”
Legion Media has produced numerous videos to enable Victim Assistance to “tell our story.” We are enormously grateful to Legion Media and our clients for their willingness to help us spread the word about our critical services.
First responders request advocates to help alleviate victims’ emotional concerns and questions.
When medical examiners or police officers have the unfortunate task of telling loved ones that a family member has died, our staff members can accompany them and ensure people have support.
We provide this FREE service via phone, chat and in person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No appointment necessary.
We facilitate structured group intervention sessions, adopted from the National Organization for Victim Assistance, which are proven to be effective in helping communities address the aftermath of a victimization and/or tragedy.
The Akron Police and Summit County Sheriff’s Department provide us with police and incident reports, daily. We contact victims to assess safety and offer assistance.