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

Katarina Bojkovic, MS
Victim Advocate

Shannon Hickie, BA
MSW Intern


Meet the Violence Prevention Staff

Dani Morrow, MPH
Violence Prevention Program Manager

Jacqui Simmons Groves, MFA
Violence Prevention Coordinator

Jennifer Wayne, BBA
Violence Prevention Graduate Assistant


Want more information? Access our Guide for Victims of Sexual Assault & Harassment; Domestic, Relationship & Dating Violence; Stalking here.