Advocacy is a form of active support. Our Counselor Advocates are trained, caring people dedicated to the many needs of victims and witnesses — helping to protect their rights, provide information and supportive counseling, and get them the services they need.
In addition, we often engage in systems advocacy. System advocacy activities are designed to affect policy and procedural changes for the improvement of system-wide responses to crime victims. Opportunities for system advocacy can arise when working with any of the following entities:
- Justice Systems
- Mental Health/ Developmental Delays
- Religious Community
- Social Service Programs