Family Advocate

In addition to connecting families to mental health services, Family Advocates are responsible for provision of information, support, and advocacy services to victims, witnesses, and their families throughout the criminal justice process. The advocate provides information on victim’s rights (including victim compensation) and protective matters, as well as general support for child victims and their family. If the case proceeds to court, families are assigned a Victim Witness Advocate (VWA) through the District Attorney’s Office. The VWA updates the family on court proceedings and assists with trial preparation.

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