The living nightmare caused by drunk drivers is the worst emotional roller coaster ride a victim will ever experience. Often the grief is overwhelming and just getting through each day is an accomplishment. Added to the grief, victim families must now deal with attending court. The legal system is a foreign place to most victims.
DEDICATEDD’s victim advocates treat every victim with compassion and respect. They are committed to making sure that every victim gets all the assistance and information they need.
At your request, your advocate will::
Be available to listen to your needs
Do everything in their power to meet those needs
Answer your “whys” with regard to court proceedings
Explain victims’ rights
Act as your liaison to the District Attorney’s office, Police Dept.,
and other agencies
Accompany you to each court proceeding
Assist you in the preparation of your Victim Impact Statement
Assist you with any letters you wish to write, including your letter
to the judge asking for the strictest sentence allowed by law
Accompany you to parole board hearings
Our advocates are available to our victims 24/7
Marge Lee will be on Channel 12, Long Island Talk May 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The program will air again over the weekend. Please check your local listings for day and time.