• Crisis Intervention services on scene of a crime
  • Continued emotional support services to victims of crimes
  • Information concerning stages of police department investigation and the criminal justice process
  • Explain the role of the victim throughout the various processes
  • Accompaniment to various court proceedings
  • Link information and referrals to community resources
  • Assistance in filing for Crime Victim Compensation claims and restitution
  • Link victims to their rights and options



If you feel you are in need of a Victim Advocate, please contact the State Attorney's Office Victim Advocate at 727-464-6090.




Section 960.001, Florida Statutes, outlines the rights victims (including the next of kin) are entitled to within the criminal justice system. www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index Below are a few of these rights:



  • To be notified of support services available
  • Notification of arrest, release or escape of the accused (if possible)
  • To be informed, present, and heard, when relevant, at all criminal proceedings
  • Advanced notification of all court hearings and any schedule changes (if time permits)
  • A prompt and timely disposition of the case
  • To submit an oral or written impact statement
  • Presence of a victim advocate during discovery depositions and forensic medical exams
  • Information concerning protection from victim or witness intimidation
  • To be consulted by the state attorney in order to obtain the views of the victim about disposition of case
  • Upon request, notification to your employer and/or school when your appearance is necessary




The State Attorney Victim Advocate works closely with local social service agencies to secure the services necessary to help crime victims and survivors. Referrals are made on the basis of the victim's specific needs.

24 Hour Helpline for social services www.211tampabay.org

Pinellas County Social/Health & Human Services www.pinellascounty.org/humanservices/default.htm

Area Agency on Aging www.agingcarefl.org

C.A.S.A (south county domestic violence shelter/center) www.casa-stpete.org

The Haven (north county domestic violence shelter/center) www.rcspinellas.org

Family Service Centers www.familyservicecenters.org

Hispanic Outreach Center www.hispanicoutreachcenter.org

Help-A-Child www.helpachild.org

Suncoast Hospice www.thehospice.org/resources_support/grief_counseling.aspx

The Life Center of Suncoast Inc www.lifecenteroftampa.org

Community Law Program (legal aid) www.lawprogram.org

Gulf Coast Legal Services (legal aid) www.gulfcoastlegal.org

VINE (Victim Information Notification Everyday) www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=10000

Pinellas County Victim Rights Coalition www.pcvrc.wordpress.com

Pinellas County Clerk of Court Injunction for Protection Info. (site includes forms, instructions and video) www.pinellasclerk.org/aspInclude2/ASPInclude.asp?pageName=domestic.htm

FL Crime Victim Compensation Program www.myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/Main/B371D29EBE5C97748525749C00518B58

The Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida www.jud6.org

National Organization for Victim Assistance www.trynova.org

The National Center for Victims of Crime www.ncvc.org/ncvc/Main.aspx

Federal Trade Commission (ID Theft) www.ftc.gov


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