Court Advocacy

Services - Court Support

Scales of Justice for victims of ViolenceMany victims of crime are unsure of the court process, are not notified of important aspects of their case and, therefore, fail to participate in an event very personal to them. Prevail’s Victim Notification Program educates crime victims about the criminal justice system by creating a variety of educational resources and offering access to knowledgeable personnel.

Specifically, the program:

  • Keeps the victim informed of activity on their case within the criminal justice process
  • Assists the victim in locating and contacting the appropriate agency to access more detailed information regarding their case
  • Serves as the liaison between prosecutor and victim
  • Helps victims prepare a Victim Impact Statement
  • Keeps agencies current on victim locations so they can fulfill statutory requirements regarding victim notification.
According to the No More website, “12.7 million people are physically abused, raped or stalked by their partners in one year. That’s approximately the population of New York City and Los Angeles combined. That’s 24 people every minute.”