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 well being take priority in all matters and services provided.
THREAT & LETHALITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM:
Our certified Threat Assessors perform comprehensive threat and lethality assessments that are proven to help victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking better understand the risk and potential lethality of their particular situation. Our methodology and advocacy consistently results in at-risk victims taking appropriate steps to address their safety, and serves as a bridge to community partners and other local resources. We 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.
CUSTOM SAFETY PROGRAM:
Our security experts provide customized safety planning and consultation. We address 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 programs relative to advanced security strategies. Our assistance includes:
- General Safety Planning
- Confidential Relocation Plans
- Cyber-Security Privacy & Best Practices
- Safe Exchange of Minor Children Planning
- Home Security Assessments and Technology
PROTECTIVE ESCORT & COURT ACCOMPANIMENT PROGRAM:
Secure Protective Escort and Court Accompaniment is provided by trained Victim Advocate Safety Specialists. Our advocates provide safe transportation and security escort to and from any legal proceeding enforcing a client’s civil or criminal legal rights, where there is risk of contact with a dangerous abuser, or their associates. We also provide secure transportation to and from confidential locations, including safe houses and shelters, and related support for emergency relocation. This program enjoys a perfect safety record to date.
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.