PROTECTION FROM ABUSE is a “victim-centered” victim services provider. We employ credentialed Security experts and Victim Advocate professionals to 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 courts.
THREAT & LETHALITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM:
Our highly rated Threat & Lethality Assessment Program has proven to help at-risk victims of abuse better understand 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, including 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 Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to use the Danger Assessment and Levels of Danger Scoring System to evaluate domestic violence cases. We also assess the severity of stalking behaviors associated with domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault.
CUSTOMIZED SAFETY PROGRAM:
Our safety plans are formulated from the specific risks and vulnerabilities identified during our threat assessment process. We utilize the same principles that are employed worldwide to effectively evaluate and protect at-risk individuals ranging from the wealthy to the government official. We believe the safety of at-risk victims of abuse deserves the same attention and protections regardless of their ability to pay for such services.
Our safety planning addresses the chronic threats of abuse or violence posed by an abuser. We monitor our clients and adjust safety plans as needed. In addition, we empower our clients to take charge of their own safety by providing them with educational coaching relative to advanced security strategies. Our assistance includes:
- Specific Safety Planning
- Confidential Relocation Plans
- Cyber-Security Privacy & Best Practices
- Safe Exchange of Minor Children Plans
- Home Security Assessments and Technology
VICTIM-WITNESS PROTECTIVE SERVICES PROGRAM:
We provide at-risk victims with secure transportation and protective escort / court accompaniment to any proceeding enforcing a victim’s legal rights, where there is a risk or likelihood of contact with a dangerous abuser, or their associates. Our program enjoys a pefect safety record.
FREE LIFE INSURANCE PROGRAM:
Through our partnership with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), we 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.
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PROTECTION FROM ABUSE