The Advocate - Victim Management Software
"The Advocate" Victim Management Software began over five years ago when a Victim Advocate complained about changing letter format on an antiquated database. The advocates got together and directly influenced the design of the software. Our feedback during the development stage was received in the form of frustration and confusion. After several months of contouring the product, we could slowly see this frustration turn to acceptability. Numerous enhancements and time-saving features have changed the acceptability into a form of "glee".
The finished product, "The Advocate", has become an integral part of that office. We feel that within the past few years there have been many breakthroughs, but we also see in this program many more breakthroughs yet to be discovered.
Many states are implementing a Victim’s Bill of Rights. New York, in particular, has put forth the New York Crime Victims Bill of Rights.
Crime victims and witnesses are entitled to the following rights:
|Pursuant to Executive Law § 641(1-2), crime victims should receive information about appropriate and available services and programs, including hotlines, victim/witness assistance programs, rape crisis centers, elderly victim services, domestic violence shelters and crime victim compensation.|
|Crime victims should receive information about their role in the criminal justice process.|
|Upon providing prosecutors with a current address and telephone number, § 641(3a-d) of the Executive Law entitles victims to notification of judicial proceedings relating to their case, including the accused's arrest, arraignment, pre-trial release, entry of a guilty plea, trial, sentencing, final disposition, terms of imprisonment, parole, release and escape.|
That's a tall order, and may be overwhelming for some offices. “The Advocate” database was designed from the ground up to make your advocates more efficient. With this program, your agency will rise to meet the requirements of victim notification and statistics reporting.
|Easy-to-operate graphical interface. Visual cues will alert the user to the possible duplicate entries, ultimately reducing time spent on data entry tasks.|
|Submit statistics without counting on fingers! When your personnel enter victim data and services provided, statistics for any time period can be calculated. This information can then be used for crime-trend analysis, grant writing and VOCA and SVAA reporting.|
|Headache-free licensing with an “unlimited client”
access. This means that there are no costly “per seat” charges. Your
package will include one server installation and a “user” package. You
may install and connect as many users within your office as needed.
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