Victim Advocacy Program
A partnership with the Lafayette Police Department, the Victim Advocacy Program services are offered in an effort to respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims, assist primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after victimization, assist victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system, and provide victims of crime with a measure of safety and security.
- Crisis Intervention and supportive services
- Information and Referrals
- Assistance with filing for Violent Crime Compensation Fund
- Assist with emergency situations
- Transportation to referrals
- Assist with transition to Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office Victim Assistance Program
Eligibility and Funding
Victims of crime are eligible regardless of whether or not they required police intervention or pursued criminal charges. This project is supported in part by Grant Funds awarded by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and made possible by Award No. 2007-VA-GX-0056 awarded by the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime.
- To be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect throughout the criminal justice process.
- To be informed, upon request, when a person who is accused or convicted of committing a crime directly against you has been released from custody or has escaped.
- To have your safety considered in determining release from custody of a person accused of committing a crime against you.
- To receive information, upon request, about the disposition of the criminal case, the conviction, sentence, and release of the person accused of committing a crime against you.
- To be heard at any proceeding that involves sentencing or a post-conviction release decision.
- To prepare a written or oral statement to be used
- in the pre-sentence report.