Our highly-trained advocates are available to provide victims with accurate information, advocacy services, and resource information, to promote participation in the criminal justice system by educating them about their rights and to advocate for the enforcement of these rights, and to coordinate with other community agencies to ensure continuity of support. Every effort is made to ensure crime victims are treated with dignity and respect, that their rights are honored, and they are informed throughout the criminal justice process.
Our services include:
Please note: “Victim” is a legal term. The laws that give individuals particular rights and legal standing within the criminal justice system use this term. “Victim” means the person or persons who have suffered financial, social, psychological, or physical harm as a result of an alleged crime and includes, in the case of a homicide, a member of the immediate family of the decedent and, in the case of a minor victim, the legal guardian of the minor.
Tilda joined our office in June 2018. Tilda was bred and trained by Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that has been training and placing assistance dogs for nearly 44 years. Their facility dogs are bred for optimal temperament to work with children and adults in courtrooms, public settings, and in facilities where stress levels are high. Tilda and her Handler are both certified by Assistance Dogs International. They both have passed standardized practical tests and have continuous ongoing testing to keep their team certification current.