New Hope provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services for victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Victims of Crime.
New Hope is the Crime Victim Service Center for Grant & Adams Counties. Victims of any crime qualify for our free and confidential services. Our victim advocates are trained in responding to victims in a trauma informed manner while also being culturally appropriate and accessible 24/7.
Crime Victims Service areas include but are not limited to:
- Survivors of Homicide
- Identity Theft
- Hate Crimes
- Harassment & Bullying
- Child Physical Abuse
- Property Crime
- Vulnerable Adult Abuse
- Non-intimate partner Domestic Violence
- Human Trafficking
- Gang Violence
- Mass Violence
You can ask the court for a protection order if you are experiencing or have recently experienced domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault, or you are seeking protection for a vulnerable adult. Please contact an advocate for more information or follow this link to complete the interactive “do-it-yourself” forms. Click below to file for a protection order.
CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION
If you have medical bills stemming from injuries from your victimization our advocates can assist in applying for Crime Victims Compensation through the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. L&I can also help with financial compensation regarding funeral benefits for Homicide Victims. CVC also may pay for lost wages, grief counseling, or general therapy services. CVC does not provide compensation or replace property that has been damaged in the commission of a crime. Talk to a Crime Victim Advocate about applying for free.
LEGAL/CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY
There can be lots of confusion and stress aside from victimization when involved in a Criminal case. Our Crime Victim Advocates will be there for you from the arrest until sentencing and beyond to provide emotional support, information, and guidance through the process. Per RCW 7.69.030 The rights of Victims, Survivors and Witnesses can be found here.
INFORMATION AND REFERRALS
Survivors suffering from trauma can be provided proper referrals for access to therapy and other local resources for support. Advocates have been trained and maintained updated lists of resources in various areas such as housing, public benefits, and local charitable organizations or non-profits. Warm handoffs with client consent can be done to ensure client accesses other services New Hope/Kids Hope may not provide.
OUTREACH & EDUCATION
Advocates are available to give presentation to groups or organizations on the services New Hope provides. Our Advocates can help with facilitating and participating in any community events to increase awareness on our services available. Examples include the National Crime Victims Rights’ Week and Child Abuse Prevention Month.