What services are available?
We can liaison with the criminal justice system and provide case status updates; we can accompany victims to court hearings and other criminal proceedings (in most areas); we can make referrals to other appropriate community groups or resources; we can refer victims to our counselor (see below); we can offer venues for victims to speak out about their victimization; we can provide a caring person, just to listen…….All these are available at no charge
Who qualifies for services?
Surviving victims of DUI crashes or suspected DUI crashes; surviving family members of fatal victims of DUI crashes; young people involved with underage drinking and their families
How do I apply for services?
If you are a victim or a friend of a victim and you want more information or wish to request services, please call our Carson City phone number at 775-883-4715 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be connected with an advocate in your area, if possible, or someone to assist by phone…..It’s never too soon to get the support you may need
Is there a time limit for services?
We will assist victims immediately following the crash/incident and for months and years following; we are available to help at special times such as birthdays and anniversaries or stressful times such as parole hearings, Pardons Board hearings, etc; initial contact with us can be at any time when support is needed…..but some services (legal hearings, applying to Victims of Crime Compensation Fund, etc) are time sensitive and must be addressed timely
Who provides the services?
We have trained Victim Advocates, qualified volunteers and victims (who can provide very valuable Victim-to-Victim support)
Is counseling available?
We can refer you to a Clinical Psychologist who is on retainer with us and provides professional services at no charge to victims
Is emergency financial help available?
We have limited funds to assist victims financially…requests are reviewed case-by-case by the Task Force Chairman