About Us

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
Victim Advocate

Lindsey George, MSW
Victim Advocate

Lana Heinen, MSW

Victim Advocate

Shannon Hickie, BA
MSW Intern

Kenzie Rouzzo

MSW Intern

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.