For Advocates

Tips for Advocates and Other Victim Service Providers


The documents found on this page are available for Victim Service Providers. The documents will assist and aid in developing and setting up victim assistance office policies and procedures as well as aid in tracking victim services. The State Office of Victim Assistance (SOVA) will periodically update this section to provide tips and tools to assist Victim Service Providers statewide. Please feel free to download the sample victim assistance manual and technical assistance checklist form and alter as needed for your program. If you are a Court Based Victim Advocate in the Solicitor’s Office, you may download the State Office of Victim Assistance Funding Financial & Programmatic Report for Victim Services and use it to assist in preparing the required annual report. However, you are asked not to alter this report.

  1. Tips for Advocates(Updated January 2017)
  2. Victim Advocate Procedural Manual(Sample updated January 2017)
  3. Crime Victims' Compensation Technical Assistance Checklist Form
  4. SOVA Funding Financial & Programmatic Report for Victim Services (For Solicitor’s Court Based Advocates Only)