Navigating legal issues after the death of a loved one can be daunting and complex. We have Crime Victim Advocates ready to assist survivors throughout the process and provide you with resources!
Criminal Case Advocacy
HSI Advocates are available to attend court hearings with survivors and to serve as a liaison between the family, the assigned prosecutor, and victim.
Civil Legal Assistance
HSI partners with a variety of Attorneys who offer comprehensive legal services, such as, child custody, life insurance, probate, wrongful death lawsuits, and more.
Homicide Survivors can serve as a liaison between survivors and the media. As well as, assist with press conferences for cold or unsolved cases, obtain an 88 Crime Flyer, serve as a liaison between survivors and reporters to schedule interview, raising awareness on violence prevention and available resources.
Attending your first support group takes courage. In our meetings, we provide a supportive network of friendship and understanding where you can share stories, experiences, and emotions.
Monthly Support Groups
We offer a number of traditional support groups for adult survivors. The emotions experienced after homicides are unique and something that is only fully understood by other survivors. At our support groups, you are able to sit and talk with other survivors about their reactions, without fear of judgment or you can take the time to listen.
- Trauma Informed Yoga
- Hope and Healing Workshops
- Equine Therapy
- Annual Memorial Events
Hope and Healing Workshops
Our Hope & Healing Workshops offer survivors an opportunity to connect with their community, while holding a safe and creative atmosphere for survivors to express their emotions.
When a homicide occurs, the last thing a survivor wants to think about is dealing with all of the logistical and financial burdens that this crime can bring.
- Crime Victim Compensation
- Death Certificates
- Funeral/Memorial Services
- OME Reports (Office of the Medical Examiner)
- Police Reports
- Rent and Utilities
- Travel Expenses to Attend Court Hearings