Victim Advocacy

The Support You Need

Victim advocates are professionals trained to support individuals who are victims of crime. Advocates collaborate with other organizations, such as criminal justice or social services agencies, to provide the following services:

  • Emotional support.
  • Finding necessary resources.
  • Filling out paperwork related to the crime.
  • Frequently accompanying the victim and/or their family members through the criminal justice proceedings including attending court appearances if desired.

We know that reaching out for help can be very difficult after being victimized. However, we would encourage you to reach out and let us walk alongside you as you recover from the impact of crime by creating a safe environment for you to access the necessary resources while receiving the support you deserve.

Advocacy Services

Our team advocates for victims by providing them with options to make informed decisions about their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Victim advocates support clients through the Clark County justice system and offer individualized advocacy for each client.

Advocates provide clients with education about accessing and applying for the rights afforded to victims of crime.

This type of abuse involves stealing or withholding money from the victim, or using the victim’s name and personal information to accrue debt. The victim may feel financially dependent on their partner, or as though they are being forced to support their partner financially.

We provide information and support during criminal trials, protection order hearings, and to those required to testify.

Victims whose lives have been threatened have the right to ask courts for protection orders. These orders mandate others to avoid contact with victims. We address safety concerns and provide information about protection orders and eligibility requirements. We also help individuals complete protection order applications and accompany victims to hearings

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office oversees the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) program, which increases victims’ awareness of the status of incarcerated aggressors.

Our advocates educate victims about this system and help with the registration.

Each state has funds to help reimburse eligible victims and their families. Victim Assistance Program assists individuals in applying for these funds administered by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Under the Ohio Revised Code, victims have legal rights which must be upheld by the court of law. We educate victims about their rights and will refer them to attorneys if those rights are being violated.

Stay Informed

VINE is the nation’s leading victim notification network. It allows survivors, victims of crime, and other concerned citizens to access timely and reliable information about offenders or criminal cases in U.S. jails and prisons. Visit vinelink.com to register.

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Our victim advocates are standing by to offer information, support, and access to helpful services in your area.

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Thank you, Citilookout Partners. We appreciate you!
Citilookout Counseling and Trauma Recovery Center is largely supported by the Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) grant award administered by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. “Victims of crime will be served.”

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