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
If you have any questions or would like more information about our services please contact us!
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 email@example.com. PRESENTATIONS 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
VINE Program (Access to information & notification for Offender Custody Status)
Toll Free: 877-846-3435 (877-VINE-4-FL)
Flagler County Sheriff’s Office www.flaglersheriff.com/
Victim Services Program: 386-586-4849
Family Life Center Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Center
24/7 Crisis Hotline: 386-437-3505
Community Legal Services
Helpline: 800-405-1417 (Flagler County)
Department of Children and Families
To report Child Abuse or Elder Abuse: 800-962-2873 (800-96-ABUSE)
State Attorney’s Office
Flagler County: 386-313-4300
Identify Theft Resources
Seniors vs. Crime
Flagler County: 386-445-2394
Florida Bureau of Victim Compensation https://vanext.myfloridalegal.com/
Toll Free Information/Referral Line: 800-226-6667