RI Crime Victim & Domestic Violence Resources

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    Links to advocates & Crime Victim Resources. Also Domestic and Family Violence Resources
     


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    What is the Volunteer Lawyer Program?
    The Volunteer Lawyer Program (VLP) is a public service program of the Rhode Island Bar Association designed to help people who have low-incomes obtain legal help when they need it. Its purpose is to provide legal assistance to those who cannot obtain legal representation either on their own or through other existing agencies.When you have a legal problem, call the Volunteer Lawyer Program at 421-7758 or 1-800-339-7758. You will speak with a staff member who will ask you some questions about your legal problem and your financial status. Any information you give will be held in strictest confidence. The program coordinator is fluent in both English and Spanish.:clap:
     
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    http://www.womenscenterri.org/residential.htm

    Shelter | Residential Advocacy and Case Management | Child Advocate
    Therapeutic Services | Residential Program Objectives
    If you are in need of assistance during the court process and your case is being processed in the 6th District Court, please contact:
    Court Advocate, Krystle McWilliams - 401.861.2761, ext. 146
     
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    Rhode Island Dept. of Corrections: Office of Victims Services
    Victims Bill of Rights
    To be notified of the status of the investigation, defendant’s arraignment and release
    To be notified of all court proceedings and cancellations where the victims presence is required
    To be protected from harm and provided, where feasible, a secure waiting area during court proceedings
    To be informed of witness fees and restitution to which the victim is entitled
    To be provided with employer intercession services
    To have personal property returned when no longer needed as evidence
    To be informed of financial assistance and other social services
    To be allowed to address the court prior to sentencing, as well as, consulted for the pre-sentence report and impact statement
    To be informed of the case disposition
    To be notified in felony cases whenever the defendant is released from RIDOC custody.
     
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    Rhode Island Dept. of Public Safety
    Rhode Island is the first state in the nation to pass a constitutional amendment through a constitutional convention guaranteeing victims the right to participate in the criminal justice process. The amendment is as follows:
    "A victim of crime shall, as a matter of right be treated by agents of the state with dignity, respect and sensitivity during all phases of the criminal justice process. Such person shall be entitled to receive, from the perpetrator of the crime, financial compensation for any injury or loss caused by the perpetrator of the crime, and shall receive such other compensation as the state may provide. Before sentencing, the victim shall have the right to address the court regarding the impact which the perpetrator's conduct has had upon the victim."
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    Attorney General

    The members of the Victim Services Unit provide a comprehensive program of services to felony crime victims and their families. Advocates are assigned to victims and their families for guidance and support through the court process. They inform them of their rights, notify them of the status of their case, assist them in court, and help them to better understand and participate in the legal process. In addition, the unit provides referrals to other agencies and support groups that can provide further assistance with financial, legal, medical, or emotional problems resulting from the crime. The Victim Services Unit provides services to Spanish speaking victims in their native language, with forms, brochures and letters.
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    Rhode Island Office of the Child Advocate
    The mission of the Office of the Child Advocate is to protect the legal rights of children in State care and to promote policies and practices which ensure that children are safe; that children have permanent and stable families; and that children in out of home placements have their physical, mental, medical, educational, emotional and behavioral needs met.
     
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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.

    Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    422 Post Road, Suite 102
    Warwick, RI 02888-1524
    Phone number(s):
    (401) 467-9940

    Fax: (401) 467-9943
    E-mail address: ricadv@ricadv.org
    Web site address: http://www.ricadv.org/
     
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