By Sandra K. Ziebold
Our Criminal Justice Program consists of partnerships with the police departments of Southport, Lawrence, Beech Grove, and Speedway police departments. Beacon of Hope victim advocates work with law enforcement to follow up on purple sheet cases and when needed will arrive in partnership ready to assist victims during domestic violence calls. Our advocates also provide emotional advocacy and assistance to those in crisis from sexual assault. The advocates provide a lot of information on victimization, crime prevention, safety planning and information on the criminal justice process and on the legal rights and protections of victims. This program is breaking the cycle of abuse and educates victims about all of the resources available to assist them with leaving the situation and achieving freedom from the grip of domestic violence.
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This blog is about our domestic and sexual violence crisis center, Beacon of Hope. We hope you find it full of helpful information, motivation, creativity, serious facts and positivity. We hope that it will help you know what is happening in our center, in our community and with our events. We hope you follow our blog in support of our organization and our mission.