Victim Advocacy

Victim Advocacy services are available to victims of all crimes.

These services include:

• Emergency Advocate assistance to law enforcement officers within the 14-county Cherokee Nation jurisdiction (tribal and state).

• Accompanies victim to hospital for medical needs.

• Accompanies and prepares victim for sexual assault exam procedure.

• Provides resources for immediate safe housing.

• Assistance with locating a shelter or relocation to family/friend's home.

• Listens to victims concerns and needs and tries to address them.

• Provides education and assistance in preparing a safety plan for themselves and their family members; explains the power and control model of abuse.

• Provides counseling referrals and any other resource referrals needed.

Court Advocacy

Court Advocacy services are available to victims of all crimes.

These services include:

• Assists the victim when filing a police report and/or protective order.

• Explains the court procedures and prepares for court.

• Accompanies victim to and from court appearances.

• Notifies victim of court dates and possible court negotiated pleas.

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