We advocate for innocent victims of violent crime in Northeast Florida covering eight counties: Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Baker, Nassau, Flagler, Bradford and Putnam.
If you have been a victim of a violent crime, or are a survivor with a loved one who has been a victim, we want to help.
Be aware that every case we handle requires a police report with it before we can initiate a case. That means we cannot handle cases that have not been reported. If you aren’t sure how to obtain a report, we will advise you.
Make sure you have filed a police report, then download the Victim Information Sheet PDF, fill it out and bring it with you to your first appointment at Justice Coalition. Only you victim advocate will see it. All information will remain confidential.
Florida Law provides guidelines for the fair treatment of victims and witnesses in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. It authorizes a direct-support organization to assist victims of adult and juvenile crime. It provides victims the opportunity to have a defendant tested for HIV if there was a transmission of body fluids during the crime. It also designates a Victims Compensation Trust Fund to assist victims of violent personal crimes to pay for stipulated expenses they incur as a result of the crime.
Victims of crime or their lawful representatives, including the next of kin of homicide victims, are entitled to the right to be informed, to be present, and to be heard when relevant, at all crucial stages of criminal proceedings, to the extent that these rights do not interfere with the constitutional rights of the accused.