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Victims of Crime Act 

The goal of La Plaza’s VOCA program is to increase the safety, self-sufficiency, and independence of Latina women who are victims of domestic violence by providing case management and advocacy services at La Plaza.

La Plaza offers a variety of confidential services, free of charge, to victims of domestic violence and their families.

Case Management

  • Help clients identify goals
  • Help them achieve those goals through helping to connect clients to programs within La plaza and reliable community partners
  • Provide small and large group workshops focused on financial literacy, employment, home ownership, financial services, and other topics

Emergency Assistance

La Plaza can help connect clients with emergency financial assistance through:

  • Winter Assistance Fund (WAF)
  • Emergency Assistance with Rent and Utilities
  • Holiday Assistance Program
  • Referrals and Information

Advocacy

  • Safety Planning
  • Educate clients about domestic violence
  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Assist clients with filing for a Protection Order
  • Apply for the U-Visa and VAWA
  • Provide court support for both civil and criminal cases
  • Support Group

“Overcoming abuse doesn’t just happen, it takes positive steps every day. Let today be the day you start to move forward.” -Assunta Harris

Does Your Partner:

  • Embarrass you with bad names and put-downs?
  • Control what you do, who you see or talk to, or where you go?
  • Stop you from seeing or talking to friends or family?
  • Take your money or Social Security, make you ask for money, or refuse to give you money?
  • Tell you you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away or hurt your children?
  • Act like the abuse is no big deal, it’s your fault, or even deny doing it?
  • Shove you, slap you or hit you?

If your answer was yes to even one question, it is possible you are a victim of domestic violence. Please consider asking for help from La Plaza.

 

This project is supported in part (or in whole) by a grant  from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.  Views contained herein are those of the author and do not represent the position of USDOJ or ICJI.

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