4. Services to Victims
Report the number of individuals who received each service. Count each individual only once for each type of service that the individual received.
Individual/Group Counseling: Individual or group counseling or support provided by a volunteer, staff or advocate.
Crisis Intervention: Process by which a person identifies, assesses, and intervenes with an individual in crisis so as to restore balance and reduce the effects of the crisis in his/her life. In this category, report crisis intervention that occurs in person and/or over the telephone with an established client. This does not include hotline calls where the caller isn't a client receiving services.
Victim Advocacy Services: Actions designed to help the victim/survivor obtain needed resources or services including employment, housing, shelter services, health care, victim's compensation, etc.
Criminal/Civil Legal Advocacy: Assisting a client with civil legal issues, including preparing paperwork for protection orders; accompanying a client to a protection order hearing, or other civil legal proceedings; and all other advocacy within the civil justice system. This also includes accompanying a client to an administrative hearing, such as unemployment, Social Security, TANF, or food stamp hearing. Assisting a client with criminal legal issues including notifying the client of case status, hearing dates, plea agreements, and sentencing terms; preparing paperwork such as victim impact statements; accompanying a client to a criminal court proceeding or law enforcement interview; and all other advocacy within the criminal justice system.
Medical Accompaniment: Accompanying a domestic violence victim to, or meeting a victim at, a hospital, clinic, or medical office.
Transportation Services: Provision of transportation, either directly through bus passes, taxi fares, or other means of transportation.