Victims of Crime Helpline
VICTIMS OF CRIME HELPLINE
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for victims of crime ...
Any crime. Anywhere. Anytime. Call for help.
If you, or someone you know, has been a victim of a crime, you are not alone. Help is available.
..... or any crime
The Victims of Crime Helpline is available anywhere, anytime:
- Toll free
24 hours a day
7 days a week
To anyone in the State of Rhode Island
The Victims of Crime Helpline:
Reaches out to all victims of crime who may need information, support or services relating to their victimization.
Informs and educates individuals and agencies about services available to victims of crime in Rhode Island.
Enhances services to victims and survivors statewide through collaborative strategies.
In the State of Rhode Island, victims of crime have specific rights established by the state legislature. RI General Laws 1956, 12-28-2, states that "in recognition of the responsibility of the community to victims of crime, the general assembly declared its intent to ensure:
(1) That all crime victims are treated with dignity, respect, and sensitivity at all phases of the criminal justice process.
(2) That whenever possible, they receive financial compensation for their injury or loss from the perpetrator of the crime; and
(3) That the full impact of the crime upon the victim is brought to the attention of the court."
The Victims of Crime Helpline is a project of The Network to End Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault. Helpline services include crisis intervention, emotional support, safety planning and advocacy. Trained Helpline advocates assist callers in identifying and accessing appropriate state and local resources and services.
The Victims of Crime Helpline is available to victims, their friends and families, as well as to professionals and other people concerned about the impact of crime on individuals and the community.
CLICK HERE for a printer-friendly list of state and national resources for victims of crime.