FL Crime Victim & Domestic Violence Resources

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    Links to advocates & Crime Victims. Also resources for Domestic & Family Violence.
     
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    Attorney General of Florida Victim Services Directory

    Click on section on state and it brings you to services available


    Crime Victim Services

    Division of Victim Services

    The Florida Attorney General's Division of Victim Services not only serves as an advocate for crime victims and victims' rights, it also administers a compensation program to ensure financial assistance for innocent victims of crime. As part of its responsibility, the division also notifies victims of the status of any appellate decisions regarding their cases.

    Injured crime victims may be eligible for financial assistance for medical care, lost income, mental health services, funeral expenses and other out-of-pocket expenses directly related to the injury. If needed, they can also be referred to support organizations within their home area.

    Victims wishing to apply for assistance, check on the status of their applications, or in need of any other assistance can contact the division toll free from anywhere in the United States.

    The toll-free number is 1-800-226-6667. Tallahassee-area residents should dial 414-3300. In addition, victims may also contact the Division of Victim Services at (850) 414-3300.
     
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    Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    The mission of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) is to create a violence free world by empowering women and children through the elimination of personal and institutional violence and oppression against all people. FCADV provides leadership, advocacy, education, training, technical assistance, public policy and development, and support to domestic violence center programs.
     
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    Resources by state on violence against women
    Below is a list of resources for women who have experienced abuse.
    If you do not find your state in this list, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) for assistance in locating programs in your area. You can reach the NDVH at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or TDD 800-787-3224.

    Organizations are listed by state. The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are also included. Click on any state name to jump to its organizations. Click any organization name for program and contact information.



    Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    425 Office Plaza Dr.
    Tallahassee, FL 32301
    Toll-free phone number(s):
    (800) 500-1119 Domestic Violence Helpline
    (800) 621-4202 (TTY-Domestic Violence Helpline)

    Phone number(s):
    (850) 425-2749 (M-F 8:30-5:30)

    Fax: (850) 425-3091
    Web site address: http://www.fcadv.org
     
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    Thank you BritsKate!

    Domestic Abuse Shelter of the Florida Keys
    Information on Domestic Violence.
    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATISTICS
    • One out of every three women will be abused at some point in her life.
    •Battering is the single major cause of injury to women, exceeding rapes, muggings and auto accidents combined.
    •A woman is more likely to be killed by a male partner (or former partner) than any other person.
    •About 4,000 women die each year due to domestic violence.
    •Of the total domestic violence homicides, about 75% of the victims were killed as they attempted to leave the relationship or after the relationship had ended.
    •Seventy-three percent of male abusers were abused as children.
    •Thirty percent of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her husband in the past year.
    •Women of all races are equally vulnerable to violence by an intimate partner.
    •On average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or partners in this country every day.
    •Intimate partner violence a crime that largely affects women. In 1999, women accounted for 85% of the victims of intimate partner violence.
    •On average, a woman will leave an abusive relationship seven times before she leaves for good.
    •Approximately 75% of women who are killed by their batterers are murdered when they attempt to leave or after they have left an abusive relationship.
     
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