Request Victim of Violent Crime Assistance

LCSO victim advocates provide numerous services to victims of domestic violence and violent crimes. Advocates regularly assist victims in any type of crime scene and/or situation. Upon receiving all domestic violence and violent crimes reports, advocates will contact victims by phone, letter or home visits and refer victims to various local organizations that offer grief counseling, group therapy, assistance with filing legal documents, emergency food supply and financial assistance.

Victim advocates also provide transportation to and from court and assist victims in court procedures. For victims of stalking and domestic violence, advocates offer free 911 cell phones for their safety and security. Two LCSO advocates are bilingual in Spanish and often assist our Hispanic victims as well as our deputies and detectives. If certain criteria are met, advocates can be called out to assist in filing for an “emergency” injunction for protection on evenings and weekends.

Victim advocates are available from7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment and can be reached at (239) -477-1050 or at (239) 477-1678 (Línea de Asistencia de Victimas en Español). You also may email the victim advocates (Tambíen puede enviar un correo electrónico) at

Pamphlets – English
Abuse Counseling and Treatment
Domestic Violence - Notice of Legal Rights and Remedies 
How to help a Victim 
LGBT Survivors of Sexual Violence 
Love Shouldn't Hurt 
Protection Orders For Sexual Violence Victims 
Sexual Battery - Victim's Rights and Services
Sexual Violence Against Elders
Sexual Violence Even Among Friends 
Trauma Informed Care For Teen Survivors of Sexual Assault
Taking Charge-People With Disabilities Can Reduce Their Risk for Sexual Abuse
Victim Rights - LCSO Pamphlet

Pamphlets – Spanish
Un Plan de Seguridad
Violencia En El Hogar
Violencia Sexual Contra Ancianos

Additional resources
National Domestic Violence Hotline (Línea Nacional de Violencia Doméstica) 
Florida Domestic Violence Hotline (Línea de Violencia Doméstica en la Florida)
(800) 500-1119,
Florida Abuse Hotline (Línea de Abuso en la Florida) 
(800) 962-2873,
Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc (Refugío de Abuso) 
24-hour Hotline (800) 500-1119,
Florida Council Against Domestic Violence (Consejo de la Florida contra la Violencia Doméstica )
(800) 500-1119,
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (Consejo de la Florida contra la Violencia Sexual )
(888) 956-7273,
Victim Compensation (Compensacíon para Víctimas)
(800) 226-6667,