The Cape Coral Police Department, in its effort to correct the injustices that have been perpetrated against crime victims, has established the Victim Assistance Program.
The Program is a 24 hour on-call program, which assures a Victim Advocate be available to respond on scene to serious crimes, to offer crisis intervention, emotional support and assistance to a victim. An Advocate may also contact victims/witnesses of crimes, following the initial response by officers; to provide them with follow-up information, assistance, referral and reassurance that someone cares. In making contact, either on-scene or follow-up, the Department may be able to decrease the victims’/witnesses’ feelings of isolation and abandonment, as well as educate victims/witnesses about their rights, and ultimately to help the victim deal with the aftermath of the crime.
An advocate can help a victim understand how the judicial system works, assist a victim in obtaining information pertaining to their case and access benefits under the State of Florida Victim Compensation Program.We are very interested in hearing from victims who have made use of this service. We would like to know what we did right and more importantly, how we can improve. Please take a moment to complete the brief questionnaire below. Your feedback will help us improve the service we provide.