The Center for Victim Advocacy provides free and confidential services to USF students, faculty, and staff who have experienced crime, violence, or abuse, on or off campus. We serve all gender identities and sexual orientations. The role of an advocate is to provide support, explore options, and assist the client with any advocacy needs they may have. 

Crimes Served by the Center for Victim Advocacy:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Child Abuse
  • Kidnapping
  • Cybercrime/Identity theft
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Hate Crime
  • Sexual Battery
  • Domestic Violence/Relationship Violence
  • Robbery/Burglary
  • Secondary Victimization
  • Other Crimes

Our services are tailored to meet an individual's needs and requests and may include:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Emotional Support
  • Personal and Systems Advocacy
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Campus Proceedings accompaniment
  • Information, Options, and Referrals
  • Victim Helpline
  • Safety Planning
  • Victim Response Training
  • Assistance filing:
    • Police Report
    • Title IX Report
    • Student Rights and Responsibilities Report
  • Injunction for Protection
  • Crime Victim's Compensation Claim