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.
If you would like more information, please use the following links the left, or use the quick links on the right side of this page.
Volunteers respond to a variety of emergency situations and assist law enforcement personnel by providing support and referrals to victims of crime. To learn more about victim advocate volunteer opportunities check out our Volunteer Opportunities page.