Victim Advocate Training Course:
that the criminal justice system can be frightening and
overwhelming to older victims of crime, The Attorney
General has developed a volunteer advocate program. This
program offers support and will aid elder victims of
crime through the criminal justice process. Support your
peers in court.
For More Information or To Register for an upcoming
Please Call Mariann Kenville-Moore
What is a senior
A Senior Advocate is a volunteer who
is a senior citizen, and who is trained to help fellow
senior citizens who have been the victim of crime feel
more comfortable with, and better understand, the
criminal justice process.
What kind of things are
senior advocates asked to do?
Senior Advocates may be asked to do
many different tasks that will help achieve the goals
of this program. These tasks include calling victims
to be sure they understand the status of their case or
to find out if victims have received the forms to
claim restitution or violent crimes compensation;
making referrals to community and government programs
that provide services the victims need; identifying
circumstances that warrant additional intervention by
the social worker or prosecutor assigned to the case.
responsibilities are undertaken when an individual
agrees to serve as a volunteer?
The most important responsibility is
to respect the confidentiality of the information
learned as a Senior Advocate. The victims may share
information that they would not want their neighbors,
friend, or co-workers to know. Many times, crimes are
of an embarrassing nature, whether financial fraud or
rape, and Senior Advocates should respect the victim's
Victim Services Coordinator
In Georgetown 302-856-5353 ext. 148
In Wilmington 302-577-8312
In Dover 302-739-4211 ext. 261