Advocacy

ZCenter provides support for survivors and significant others through three Advocacy Programs.

Medical advocates can be present at the hospital during a survivor’s medical examination any time of day. Our medical advocates provide information and assist survivors in understanding their options. Medical advocates also provide follow-up services such as follow-up phone calls and crisis counseling.

Support Line Advocates provide emotional support, information, and community resources to survivors, significant others, and other community professionals (e.g.: police, medical, schools, etc.) over the telephone from your own home.

Legal advocates explain the legal system and accompany and assist the survivor in reporting to law enforcement, attending court proceedings, and filing for crime victim’s compensation. We are available to follow the legal proceedings of clients and assist them in receiving fair and respectful treatment. Our legal advocates also assist the Assistant State’s Attorneys in supporting the survivor.