One of the most traumatic events in a person’s life is being the victim of a crime. There are many hardships caused by the crime: becoming injured, losing property, losing cash, and losing the ability to return to your employment. You are often insecure of your safety which brings about the feelings of despair and hopelessness. The Victim Advocacy program acts as a support to victims of crime by offering a variety of services ranging from legal assistance to emotional help. Your advocate has knowledge of the criminal justice system and social services. Their services may also be offered by nonprofit advocacy groups for specific crimes such as rape crisis centers or domestic abuse organizations. They offer emotional support via crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance finding shelter, and referrals to additional programs. The advocate may offer immediate assistance after the crime has occurred and for the long-term.
Someplace Safe, Inc. is one of the many organizations. It is a private, non-profit agency that provides services to victims of domestic violence who reside in Trumbull County. PDF-Brochure: Someplace Safe, Inc.
The Solace Center is a Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange program that provides support, guidance and assistance to families who have experienced some type of trauma including abuse, neglect, violence, divorce, separation or custody issues that can cause stress and difficulties. The program helps children establish a relationship with the non-residential party, siblings and other family members by promoting safe parental access to the children. The Solace Center provides a neutral, safe, and family-friendly environment with trained personnel who monitor time-limited visits and exchanges. The Solace Center is located at 375 North Park Avenue, Warren, Ohio 44481. See the PDF-Brochure: Solace Center for additional information.
The Family & Community Services web site has additional information and links to other organizations.
Web page: https://fcsserves.org/
The Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office has a Victims/Witness Program.
Web page: http://prosecutor.co.trumbull.oh.us/pr_victim.html They have various links to other organizations.
The Ohio attorney General has a Victims Compensation Page; this page will explain the process for obtaining any financial assistance that is available: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Individuals-and-Families/Victims/Apply-for-Victims-Compensation
The application for compensation is included on their page: