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Victim Advocates

Victim Services


The Miami-Dade Police Department's Special Victim's Bureau (SVB) is committed to assisting victims of sexual and domestic crimes by facilitating services and serving as a liaison to community agencies and the criminal justice system.  The State of Florida's Attorney General's Office provides guidelines for the fair treatment of victims.  The SVB investigates allegations of sexual and domestic crimes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, while also offering assistance and guidance to victims.

The Victim Advocates within the SVB provides a professional and sensitive environment for victims, while offering knowledgeable and current information about services and agencies available to assist them.  In order to facilitate these services to the victims, the SVB is staffed with Victim Advocates.  The Victim Advocates work along side the detectives to offer victims the emotional support needed and to offer crisis intervention.  They will follow up with victims to ensure that their emergency needs are met and offer referrals for other long term needs, such as counseling, shelter, legal assistance and other miscellaneous needs.

The Victim Advocates of the SVB work closely with the community and are often involved in community awareness events for children and adults, which deal with safety and sexual and domestic assault.  Victim Advocates work closely with community-based organizations, hospitals, other municipalities and the Rape Treatment Center to ensure quality service for the victims.  Victim Advocates have also completed an Advocacy Core Training Certification by the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence in accordance with Florida Statutes.

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