The Victim Assistance Unit works within the Investigation Division of the Lakewood Police Department. The unit exists to aid innocent persons who suffer physical, emotional or financial loss resulting from a criminal incident. Staff and volunteers respond to victims and family survivors of violent crime or sudden death, while other cases are followed up with a phone call, letter or a personal visit. Members of the unit also help victims apply for Crime Victim Compensation and provide referrals for any long-term support they might need.
The Victim Assistance Unit is staffed with advocates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is available to respond to a variety of situations.
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