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Do victim advocates work in the police department?

Do victim advocates work in the police department? and what do they do?

Asked By: *me* - 7/8/2010
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In my state each law enforcement agency is required to employ a victim's advocate. However, like the previous answer the prosecutor's office also employs a victim's advocate... More
Answered By: q S - 7/8/2010
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In my state, the victim advocate works for the District Attorney. She meets with the victims and makes sure they are aware of their rights. She also explains to them the court process, including how to give testimony if the case goes to trial.
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Answered By: Bruce - 7/8/2010
 
My state they work with the county prosecutor's office. They guide and support the victim through the court and legal system. Other advocates work with a sexual assault network and the city department of human resources. Most of those are social workers and psychiatric counselors
Answered By: Leslie S - 7/8/2010
 
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