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Victim Advocate Program
What is the Victim Advocate Program?
The Rockville City Police Department recognizes that every victim needs and expects a minimum level of follow-up to bring their experience to closure. The Victim Advocate works in collaboration with the Rockville City police officers in order to supplement and enhance their efforts to follow-up with the victims of crime.
What does the Victim Advocate do?
The Victim Advocate makes direct contact with crime victims to provide them with information on their specific cases such as, what will happen after a police report is written, and what will happen when a case goes to court. The program also provides information on resources available in the community such as counseling, court accompaniment, financial compensation, and crime prevention.
What are the fees for this service?
The Victim Assistance Service is free.
Who is eligible?
The Montgomery County Police Department, as well as other municipal police agencies in Montgomery County, have similar victim assistance programs. See the list below for contact information:
How to apply for a protection or peace order.
Montgomery County Family Justice Center
600 Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20852
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free parking. Walk ins welcome.
The Family Justice Center is a comprehensive one stop shop for victims of family violence and their children. The center co-locates multiple agencies to provide coordinated advocacy, law enforcement, civil legal services and social services for wrap-around support for families. Safety is their first priority.
Anyone who is experiencing or has experienced domestic violence is eligible to use these services. Children are welcome to use the child-friendly environment while their parent is receiving services.
Available services include:
Click on the above link to find out information on how to obtain a police report, how to file a police report, agency contact numbers, and more.