About the Sheriff's Victim Advocates Program

In July 2001 the Monroe County Sheriff's Office was awarded a grant through the Victim of Crime Act of 1984. (VOCA) Through this grant, First Responder Advocates were strategically placed throughout the over 113 mile span of Monroe County to respond to and provide for those victims of crime in our community, whether they are residents or visitors. For more information concerning your rights as a victim of crime, or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact a First Responder Advocate in the area nearest you:

The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created-created first in mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination. --John Schaar

Click here to access a Victim's Rights Brochure in Adobe Acrobat Reader format

Click here to access a Domestic Violence Victim's Rights brochure in Adobe Acrobat Reader format

Click here to access a Sexual Battery Victim's Rights brochure in Adobe Acrobat Reader format

The following links may offer a great deal of information concerning the rights of victims or witnesses of crime:

  • Office for Victims of Crime http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/
  • VOCA Victim Assistance-Florida http://myfloridalegal.com/victims
  • Crime Victim Compensation Programs  http://myfloridalegal.com
  • The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children  http://www.ncmec.org/
  • U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services http://uscis.gov/graphics/index.htm
  • MADD http://www.madd.org/victims/
  • The National Center for Victims of Crime http://www.ncvc.org/
  • Male Victims of Domestic Violence: http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/male_victims
  • Domestic Violence:  National Crisis Directory And Hotlines:  http://www.therapistfinder.net/Domestic-Violence/Domestic-Violence-Crisis-Hotlines.html
  • Florida Department of Corrections http://www.dc.state.fl.us
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons http://www.bop.gov
  • National Center on Elder Abuse http://www.elderabusecenter.org
  • Concerns of Police Survivors http://nationalcops.org
  • Biohazard clean-up - http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/community/biomedical/trauma.htm
  • Bereavement Support:

    Click here to access a Victim's Rights Brochure in Adobe Acrobat Reader format