Victim Advocate

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Victim's Assistance Program provides a number of services for victims of crime in Charlotte County. In order to better serve our citizens, a Victim Advocate is available Monday through Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm. This is also a 24-hour on-call program.

Advocates provide the following:

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Emotional Support
  • Referrals and information
  • Assistance with understanding the judicial system
  • Assistance with filing of Victim's Compensation Claims
  • Assisting victims/family in obtaining information about the case (i.e. court dates, arrests made)
  • Personal Advocacy

Types of victimization generally targeted for services funded by the Victim's of Crime Act include:

  • Child victims of physical abuse or sexual assault
  • Victims of DUI/DWI crashes
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Adult survivors of incest or child sexual abuse
  • Survivors of homicide victims
  • Victims of assault
  • Victims of Elder Abuse
  • Victims of Robbery