WHAT IS A VICTIM ADVOCATE?

Victim Advocates are professionals trained to provide assistance and support to victims/witnesses of all types of crime.  Advocates are liaisons between crime victims and the criminal justice system.  They provide emotional support, resources and referrals, help filling out paperwork, and support victims’ decision-making.  Advocates provide information about different options available and assist with finding services you might not know about.

Filing a police report is not required to speak to a Victim Advocate

All FBPD Victim Advocates are Certified Advocates by the National Advocate Credentialing Program and designated Victim Service Practitioners by the Florida Attorney General’s Office.

 

WHAT SERVICES DO WE PROVIDE? (this is not an exhaustive list)

  • Providing information on victimization
  • Providing information on victims’ legal rights, protections and the criminal justice process
  • Crisis counseling and emotional support
  • Safety planning
  • Assistance with applying for victim compensation claims
  • Assistance finding shelter and transportation
  • Providing resources/referrals for other services for victims
  • Assistance filling out/filing paperwork (i.e. injunctions for protection)
  • Assistance signing up for the VINE Program (Victims Information and Notification Everyday)
  • Providing 911 Phones
  • Community Outreach and Education

 

Victim Services Contact Information

Offices located at:
204 South Flagler Ave.
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

 

Donna Kearney                                 Michele Ficocello                             Irene Waters
(386)517-2036                             (386)517-2020 ext. 306                  (386)517-2020 ext. 316
dkearney@fbpd.org                       mficocello@fbpd.org                       iwaters@fbpd.org

 

If you have any questions or would like more information about our services please contact us!

 

PRESENTATION REQUEST

Our Advocates are available upon request to provide a brief presentation to your group or organization about the services we provide.  If you are interested please call (386)517-2020 or email us at dkearney@fbpd.orgPRESENTATIONS UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

 

Victim Services Survey

If you’ve received services from our Victim Advocates, please take a few minutes to complete a brief online survey.  The delivery of quality services to our community is extremely important to us and your feedback on our Victim Services is greatly appreciated.  This survey is anonymous and there’s a comments section at the bottom of the survey if you’d like to provide any additional information.

 

Volunteer Victim Services Program

Our Victim Services Program offers a comprehensive Volunteer Program easily tailored to suit your abilities and schedule.  We are also able to accommodate college students looking for an internship.  If you are interested and/or would like more information, please email dkearney@fbpd.org.
WE HAVE NO POSITIONS OPEN AT THIS TIME.

 

Important Contact Numbers

 If you have an emergency, call 911

Non-emergency dispatch: 386-313-4911

Bunnell Police Department: 386-437-7508

 

24/7 Information for Flagler/Volusia
www.211live.org/

Dial 211

 

VINE Program (Access to information & notification for Offender Custody Status)
www.vinelink.com

Toll Free: 877-846-3435 (877-VINE-4-FL)

 

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office www.flaglersheriff.com/

www.flaglersheriff.com/divisions/victims-services

 Victim Services Program: 386-586-4849

 

Family Life Center Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Center
https://familylifecenterflagler.org/

24/7 Crisis Hotline: 386-437-3505

 

Community Legal Services
www.clsmf.org/

Helpline: 800-405-1417 (Flagler County)

 

Department of Children and Families
www.myflfamilies.com/

To report Child Abuse or Elder Abuse: 800-962-2873 (800-96-ABUSE)

 

State Attorney’s Office
www.sao7.com/Bunnell-Office-10-5.html

Flagler County: 386-313-4300

 

Identify Theft Resources
http://myfloridalegal.com

 

Seniors vs. Crime
www.seniorsvscrime.com/

Flagler County:  386-445-2394

 

Florida Bureau of Victim Compensation https://vanext.myfloridalegal.com/

Toll Free Information/Referral Line: 800-226-6667

TDD: 800-955-8771