Children and non-offending caregivers/family members in crisis need assistance in navigating through the multi-systems response.
CACVZC links with local community advocates (e.g. domestic violence advocates, rape crisis counselors, Court Appointed Special Advocates, etc.) and/or system-based advocates (e.g. victim witness coordinators, law enforcement victim’s advocates, etc.) to provide services to victims in crisis.
Providing education about the coordinated, multidisciplinary response
Providing updates to the non-offending caregiver/family members on case status, continuances, dispositions, sentencing, and offender release from custody
Providing updates to the MDT on caregiver/family status
Greeting and orientation of children to CACVZC
Assessing the child’s and non-offending caregiver’s/family’s attitudes and feelings about participation in the investigation/prosecution
Assisting in procuring concrete services (e.g., housing, protective orders, domestic violence intervention, food, crime victims compensation, transportation, public
Providing referrals for mental health and medical treatment, if not provided at CACVZC
Providing and/or coordinating with the community for special projects (i.e. toy drives, back to school supplies, food drives, coat drives, etc.)
Providing crisis intervention and support at all stages of investigation and prosecution
Attending and/or coordinating interviews and/or case review
Providing and/or assisting with court education/support/accompaniment
Providing and/or assisting with tours of the courthouse/courtroom
Securing transportation to interviews, court, treatment and other case-related meetings