What is an Advocate?
An advocate with the USF Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention is a professional who is trained to respond with compassion and expertise to the victims of crime, violence and abuse. This includes crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment, safety planning, academic and housing assistance, and nonjudgmental support to victims to help them get through the experience and regain control of their lives. Access information on services we provide here.
Click here to request confidential assistance with an Advocate.
Meet the Advocacy Staff
Megan Deremiah, M.Ed
Assistant Director of Advocacy Services
Meg West, MSW
Lindsey George, MSW
Lana Heinen, MSW
Shannon Hickie, BA
Meet the Violence Prevention Staff
Dani Morrow (Smith), MPH, MCHES
Assistant Director of Violence Prevention Program
Jacqui Simmons Groves, MFA
Violence Prevention Coordinator
Zaria Clemons, BA
Violence Prevention Graduate Assistant
Want more information? Access our Guide for Victims of Sexual Assault & Harassment; Domestic, Relationship & Dating Violence; Stalking here.