"That is what American's do. We face a challenge - no matter how great - because
we know that on the other side there is always hope." - Senator John Kerry
"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they're supposed to help you discover who you are."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
"Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment.
We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear." - Nelson Mandela
"You have the powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do.
There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind." - Darwin P. Kingsley
"When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously."
- Norman Vincent Peale
"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In-person crisis intervention, emotional support and guidance at crime scene, immediately after the crime and on an ongoing basis; identifying available services and support that may be needed.
Support, assistance and advocacy provided to victims during the criminal justice process. This includes accompanying victims to court, meetings with legal authorities and post-sentencing services and support.
Making victim aware of availability of crime victim compensation, assisting victim in completing required forms, gathering needed documentation and follow-up with victim compensation agency on behalf of victim.
In-person and telephone contacts and communications with victims to provide empathetic listening and offer emotional support. We check on victim's progress and provide information for assistance and referral.