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  • November 21
    Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) began serving victims of crime under Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding from the Florida Attorney General’s Office on June 2018, although trauma-informed services have been provided since it opened its doors in 1974. LAS serves survivors of all
    non-intimate partner crimes such as, adult or child sexual assault, bullying, identity theft, fraud, human trafficking, child victims of abuse, abandonment, or neglect, survivors of mass violence, etc.
  • September 17
    Tapestri provides advocacy, streamlined access to services and direct services to immigrant victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault, as well community outreach in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
  • September 17
    AI Justice is a nonprofit law firm that specializes in protecting and promoting immigrant rights in Florida and on a national level. Their Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking Program provides assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, violent crime, or human trafficking.
  • September 7
    NCVLI recently provided legal research and analysis in support of a Florida prosecutor’s motion for a protective order to prevent a defendant in a case involving child abuse images from discovering the identities of the victims depicted.
  • February 28
    Florida’s Attorney General provides information about the rights of crime victims in Florida.  Services include referral to victim assistance statewide, information about victim’s rights in the court, and how to claim victim’s compensation.
  • February 2
    The Eleventh Circuit court of appeals ruled that a Florida District Court abused its discretion when it denied the requests of four women to proceed anonymously in a civil suit against Joe Francis, the producer of the “Girls Gone Wild” DVD series.  NCVLI participated in the proceedings as amicus curiae.
  • January 31
    The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to victims and survivors of sexual violence and the sexual assault crisis programs who serve them.  Their website has referrals to local support providers.
  • December 1
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • September 7
    For 29 years the Network has been providing support and technical assistance for advocates in the emerging field of Victim Assistance and Witness Management. The rights of crime victims have evolved and the field of advocacy is a firmly established profession within the fields of criminal justice and social services. The Network has been an important entity in promoting these rights and establishing standards for professional training and services since 1979.
  • September 7
    Florida Law provides guidelines for the fair treatment of victims and witnesses in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. It authorizes a direct-support organization to assist victims of adult and juvenile crime. It provides victims to have the opportunity to have a defendant tested for HIV if there was a transmission of body fluids during the crime. It also designates a Victims Compensation Trust Fund to assist victims of violent personal crimes to pay for stipulated expenses they incur as a result of the crime. 
  • September 7
    The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.
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