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Victim Assistance and Advocacy Project

SERVICES OFFERED: Help for victims of violent crime, including; advocacy affecting victims’ immediate health and safety, exercise of rights in criminal justice proceedings, and ability to obtain community social service; assistance with the preparation of victim impact statements, claims for criminal injuries compensation, assistance with probation and parole proceedings and understanding of civil legal options which might ameliorate victimization. Services may vary on a case-by-case basis, due to time constraints, resource availability, and pre-existing case obligations.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Victim of violent crime; including handicapped victims, and victims of elder abuse..

SERVICE AREA: 17 Counties in West Tennessee: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Madison, McNairy, Obion, and Weakley

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers may assist victims of crime directly, assist staff with office tasks, assist with community outreach or perform other services for the Victim Assistance and Advocacy Project. Volunteer applicants must complete the application process and attend training relevant to job functions and the provision of victim assistance. Volunteers must demonstrate the ability to protect client confidences, follow project procedures and document activities properly.

CONTACT: Roger Wright at 731-426-1321.




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