PROTECTION FROM ABUSE
PROTECTION FROM ABUSE is a “victim-centered” victim services provider. Our credentialed Security and Victim Advocate professionals educate, guide, and protect at-risk victims of Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, and Sexual Assault. Our advocacy focuses upon the needs and concerns of our clients to ensure the compassionate and sensitive delivery of services in a nonjudgmental manner. Our client’s wishes, safety, and overall well-being take priority in all matters and services provided.
We view the effective protection of at-risk individuals to be a cooperative and collaborative effort among non-governmental agencies, local resources, law enforcement, and the judicial system.
THREAT ASSESSMENT & MANAGEMENT:
We help at-risk victims better understand and manage their risk of re-assault and/or lethality at the hands of their abuser. Our advocacy consistently results in at-risk victims taking appropriate steps to address their safety, and connecting to local resources and services offered by community partners. Our trained and certified Threat Assessors utilize both existing and proprietary threat assessment models, including the domestic violence “Danger Assessment.” We are certified by John Hopkins School of Nursing to use the Danger Assessment and Levels of Danger Scoring System to evalute domestic violence cases. We also assess the severity of stalking behaviors associated with domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault.
SAFETY PLANNING AND COACHING:
We formulate custom safety plans that address the specific vulnerabilities and risks of each client, and coach our clients to become their own bodyguard. Together, we address the often chronic threats of violence posed by dangerous abusers, stalkers, or criminals. Clients are provided safety planning and specific risk reduction strategies for the unique security concerns dangerous abusers pose to domestic abuse survivors. We utilize the same protective service strategies used worldwide to effectively evaluate and protect at-risk individuals including the wealthy, celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, and government officials. By coaching our clients to understand advanced safety strategies, we empower them to take charge of their own safety.
VICTIM-WITNESS PROTECTIVE SERVICES:
We provide victim-witness protection for any civil or criminal proceeding enforcing a victim’s legal rights, where there is a risk or likelihood of contact with a dangerous abuser, or their associates. We also collaborate with Law Enforcement, Victim-Witness Coordinators/Advocates, and Prosecutors to ensure the safe appearance and testimony of victim-witnesses.
HOUSE OF WORSHIP:
We collaboroate with Houses of Worship to provide domestic violence and human trafficking awareness and educational training. Our programs help Houses of Worship identify at-risk victims of abuse, and provides direct referral to our services. Together, we coordinate with other community partners to holistically address the needs of at-risk victims.
FREE LIFE INSURANCE:
Our partnership with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) permits us to offer eligible clients the LifeBridge™ Free Life Insurance Program. Under the program, MassMutual will issue a $50,000 term life insurance policy to our eligible clients.
PROTECTION FROM ABUSE