Victim Advocacy

If you or someone is in danger or needs immediate assistance, please call 911 or local emergency services.

Victim Advocacy Services are available on site and can be reached at 623.333.7913

 

Comprehensive, coordinated victim support and advocacy services are provided by individuals who have specialized training in victim advocacy.  The Southwest Family Advocacy Center Victim Advocate can provide the following services:

 

  • Crisis assessment and interventions, risk assessment, and safety planning and support for children and family members at all stages of involvement with the Center.

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  • Assessment of individual needs and cultural considerations for the child and family to ensure those needs are addressed.

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  • Information sharing about the coordinated, multidisciplinary response.
     

  • Provision of education and access to victims’ rights and crime victims’ compensation.
     

  • Assistance in procuring concrete services (i.e. protective orders, food, transportation, public assistance, temporary housing etc).
     

  • Provision of referrals for specialized, trauma-focused evidence-supported mental health.
     

  • Engagement in child and family response regarding participation in the investigation and/or prosecution.
     

  • Provisions of updates to the family on case status, continuances, dispositions, and sentencing.
     

  • Provision of court education, support, and accompaniment.
     

  • Coordinated case management meetings with multidisciplinary team members.

Kim Escobedo 

Victim Advocate habla español

 

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from ASU in 2011, and upon graduation began my career assisting survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking through a local non-profit agency. In 2017, I began my journey with the Southwest Family Advocacy Center. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, my role is to ensure that all victim needs are met throughout the criminal justice process. As a Victim Advocate one of my goals is that every family that walks into our center, walks out feeling heard, validated, and hopeful.

Rosa Mireles

Lay Legal Advocate habla español 

My role is the Lay Legal Advocate with the Sojourner Center. In the Lay Legal Program, we offer lay legal case management, Order of Protection support, safety planning, resources and referrals, and guidance in Family Court proceedings.

The Sojourner Center also offers an array of resources for our clients which include crisis emergency shelter for up to 120 days, a Transitional Housing Program with 32 transitional housing apartments for up to 24 months, an onsite Child Development Center, Order of Protection support, and more. If you would like learn more about the Sojourner Center and our resources, please visit our website at https://www.sojournercenter.org/

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Main: 623.333.7900   |  swfac@avondale.org   |  2333 N. Pebble Creek Parkway Suite A-200- Goodyear, AZ - 85395

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