Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC) - Advocacy

Victim Services Center of Montgomery County - Montgomery; Norristown


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General Information
Description of ServiceAdvocacy at VSC are available to act as a liaison within the criminal justice system and to provide support, encouragement, information and assistance to victims of crime and their significant others. VSC has a strict policy of confidentiality. State law requires us to protect information shared by sexual assault survivors.

Advocacy Services
- Inform victim/survivor's of their rights (Victim Bill of Rights - Act 111 of 1998)
- Crisis Intervention
- In-person advocacy and support during Criminal Justice Proceedings
- Hospital, court and police accompaniments
- Assistance with Victim Impact Statements
- Assistance with filing for Victims Compensation Assistance
- Assistance with Crime Victim Notification Program
- Information and referrals to appropriate community resources

The VSC advocate is committed to ensuring that:
- The victim/survivor is treated with dignity, compassion and respect during the course of the criminal proceeding;
- The victim/survivor has full knowledge of their rights as a victim of crime in Pennsylvania;
- The victim/survivor is fully informed during each step of the process; and
- The victim/survivors permission is sought prior to any action taken.
Urgent Services ProvidedImmediate crisis intervention via two 24-hour hotlines,
in-person accompaniment to hospitals for medical care as a result of rape, in-person accompaniment to police interviews and court hearings, supportive services for the victims’ families and friends, information and referrals
LocationMontgomery
Geographical AreaMontgomery; PA
Public TransportationSepta Transportation Center is located two blocks from office.
Facility/ADA AccessHandicap access is available.
Intake ProcedureCall hotline for information.
Helpful Tipsbrochure located at following link http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/cd75c3_c795ed95ba7b5f731a94d9d3df33dc5a.pdf
 
Client Information
Target PopulationVictims/Survivors
Intended ParticipantsMale, Female, Children, Adults
Age GroupAll Ages
GenderEither
Languages SpokenSpanish
Driver's LicenseNot Required
EligibilityVSC serves all residents of Montgomery County regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender or income level.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
Fee AmountsFree
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Evening appointments available
Specific Hours: Hotline - 24 Hour Crisis Intervention
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Position Advocate
Physical Site Address 1 325 Swede Street
Physical Site Address 2 2nd Floor
Physical Site City, State, Zip Norristown, PA 19401
Main Phone 610-277-0932
Hotline Phone 888-521-0983
Emergency/After Hours Phone 888-521-0983
Other Phone 610-277-4781
Fax 610-277-6386
Service Location Email vscmontcopa@vscmontcopa.org
Web Address http://www.victimservicescenter.org/advocacy
 
Additional Information
Twitter Addresshttps://twitter.com/vscmontcopa
Serves undocumented individuals? (X means yes)X
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC)
Affiliated Program: Victim Services Center of Montgomery County - Montgomery; Norristown
This Service: Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC) - Advocacy
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Court Ordered Victim Restitution Services (FF-0500.1400)
Crime Victim Support (FN-1900)
Individual Advocacy (FP-0500.3300)