What is a Victim Advocate?
A Victim Advocate (DAVA) is a trained professional who provides non-clinical advocacy services , supporting domestic abuse victims. Victim advocates are on-call 24 hours a day/7 days a week to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, non-judgmental support, assistance in securing medical treatment for injuries, information on legal rights and proceedings, and referrals to military and civilian resources. The on-call DAVA will empower you to make informed and independent decisions to support you through this process.
What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic abuse is an offense under the United States Code, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or State law involving the use, attempted use, or threatened use of force or violence against a person of the opposite sex, or the violation of a lawful order issued for the protection of a person of the opposite sex, who is: (1) A current or former spouse; (2) A person with whom the abuser shares a child in common; or (3) A current or former intimate partner with whom the abuser shares or has shared a common domicile.
DAVA CRISIS LINE
24 Hrs. / 7 Days a Week