Advocacy for Sexual Abuse Survivors

VIBS Advocates provide services to help victims make sense of the criminal justice system, social services and other resources available for survivors’ safety and well-being. Help is available by phone or in person. Advocates can provide:

  • Information about obtaining orders of protection, victims’ rights and options, legal and other resources available in Suffolk County
  • Help communicating with the police or District Attorney’s office
  • Accompaniment to District Court, Family Court, Supreme Court, or the specialized Domestic Violence Courts
  • Accompaniment to Grand Jury proceedings
  • Assistance with victim impact statements
  • Information, referrals and help obtaining social services and other basic services such as transportation, emergency food,  shelter, immigration assistance
  • Spanish/English bilingual services
  • Assistance with crime victims compensations applications/services
  • Referrals to counseling and legal services
  • Information regarding health and safety, STI treatment and prevention

For more information call VIBS at (631) 360-3730 or call the 24/7 Crisis Hotline at (631) 360-3606.

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