DUI Victim Advocates provide support to individuals killed or seriously injured, and their families affected by impaired drivers, and act as liaisons for victims of crime committed under the influence of drugs and alcohol with state and local agencies.
Victim Advocates provide direct victim support through support groups, visitation in home or hospital, with wellness calls and correspondence including, emails, cards, letters to victims to help them through their recovery process. Victim Advocates counsel victims and their families, keep them informed about the progress of the investigation, provide court accompaniment and assistance navigating our judicial process, track and monitor cases, explain court proceedings, and prepare them for trial. Advocates also offer transportation and childcare for court appearances to hundreds of victims annually.
Court advocacy is a critical component of victim services. Advocates keep victims and their families informed, they arrange meetings with case investigators and prosecutors to get their questions answered and concerns heard. Victim Advocates accompany victims to court proceedings and inform them of their constitutional rights as victims of crime to ensure they are adhered to throughout the judicial process.