The Palm Bay Police Department Victims’ Advocacy Program for domestic violence and other violent crimes is a free program that has been developed to help victims of domestic abuse/violence and violent crimes end the cycle of abuse/violence within the home.
The Victim’s Advocacy Program pursues the goals as recommended by the National Victim Assistance Academy to:
- Empower victims with the ability to make significant changes and solve problems.
- Increase a victim’s ability to make a successful transition from an abusive or battering environment to independence.
- Connect the victim to both short and long-term community resources that provide support, encouragement, and assistance.
A Victim’s Services Advocate who is trained in domestic abuse/violence issues is available 24 hours per day at (321) 953-8998 or (321) 952-3456. Free transportation for appointments related to the judicial process is available.
The Palm Bay Police Department relies on volunteers to assist with many of the unit’s responsibilities. Volunteers work closely with the Victim Advocates to help victims and witnesses of crimes by offering further services, creating follow up report documentation, meeting and networking with other professionals in the victim services field and keeping victims informed throughout the legal and judicial process. For more information about volunteering, contact Dana Packard at (321) 953-8980.
An Emergency Cell Phone Program is available to all victims to ensure access to “911.” Please contact a Victim Advocate for further information.
Phone: (321) 953-8998