LCSO victim advocates provide a wide range of services to victims of domestic violence and violent crimes. Upon receiving a domestic violence or violent crime report, 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 supplies and financial assistance through the Office of the Attorney General.
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. LCSO advocates assist victim in English, Spanish and Creole, as do our deputies and detectives.
Victim advocates are available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and can be reached at (239) 477-1000 or at (239) 477-1678 (Linea de Asistencia de Victimas en Espanol). You also may email the victim advocates (Tambien puede enviar un correo electronico) at email@example.com.
Pamphlets – English
Abuse Counseling and Treatment
Domestice Violence – Notice of Legal Rights and remedies
Love Should’t Hurt
Protection Orders for Sexual Violence Victims
Sexual Battery – Victim’s Rights and Services
Your Right as a Victim
Pamphlets – Spanish / Creole
National Dommestic Violence Hotline (Lienea Nacional de Violencia Domestica)
(800) 799-7233, www.thehotline.org.
Florida Domestic Violence Hotline (Lienea de Violencia Domestica en la Florida).
(800) 500-1119, www.fcadv.org.
Florida Abuse Hotline (Linea de Abuso en la Florida)
(800) 962-2873, www.myflfamilies.com.
Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc (Refugio de Abuso) 24-hour Hotline
(239) 939-3112, www.actabuse.com.
Florida Council Against Domestic Violence (Consejo de la Florida contra la Violencia Domestica)
(800) 956-7273, www.fcadv.org.
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (Consejo de la Florida contra la Violencia Sexual)
(888) 956-7273, www.fcasv.org.
Victim Compensation (Compensacion para Victimas)
(800) 226-6667, www.myfloridalegal.com.