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.
For more information, click the links below to download a copy of our Victims' Rights Brochure:
Cape Coral Police Department Community Resource Guide
Victims' Rights Brochure (English)
Victims' Rights Brochure (Spanish)
Victims' Rights Brochure for Victims of Sexual Battery (English)
Domestic Violence Victims' Rights Pamphlet (English)
Domestic Violence Victims' Rights Pamphlet (Spanish)
If you need to contact the Cape Coral Police Department Victim Assistance Program, call (239) 574-0653.