Victim Service Unit
Megan Long – WCSD-PD Victim Advocate
The primary role of the victim advocate is to assist the School Police in providing and coordinating services for students and employees who are victimized on campus and afterschool. The value of the advocate to the School Police as a whole is in providing consultation and education regarding victimization, and offering support and resources to the victims, thereby assisting students and families in achieving safety and well-being. The advocate will work with victims and directly with families both at school and anywhere else they may need support such as the hospital or court. The primary role of the advocate includes, but is not limited to:
- School visits to provide support
- Safety Planning
- Assistance in filling out and filing Temporary Protection Order (TPO) forms
- Updates on court proceedings and findings
- Accompany victims to law enforcement interviews & court proceedings
- Help filing Victim of Crime Compensation (VOC) applications and updates http://voc.nv.gov/
- Provide crisis intervention
- Offer information & referrals for medical treatment, counseling & other services
- Hospital response to make immediate contact with victim & family
- Assistance with immediate needs such as clothing, transportation, shelter & emergency security measures
- Provide information on the criminal justice process
- Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse Support
- Information about other Reno/Sparks police agency reports
The Victim Advocate is available to students and staff who are victims of crime on and off campus and can respond to talk with victims and families. The advocate is available for consultation and referrals through email, phone or in person. The advocate may respond on scene with a School Police Officer or after an initial investigation. If necessary, the advocate will work with the counselors to provide direct service to students by offering support, referrals and on-going assistance and guidance through the various stages associated with the crime.
For Domestic Violence Orders (cases involving domestic or intimate relationships e.g. sons, daughters, husbands, wives, girlfirend or boyfriend in Reno/Sparks)
Located in Second Judicial District Court - Family Division One South Sierra, 3rd Floor Reno, NV 89501
Advocates are available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Afterhours Emergency TPO may be applied for only if the perpetrator is arrested and still in custody for an act of domestic violence (domestic battery or related charges).
Call 775-352-5000 to leave a message for an advocate.
For Stalking and Harrassment Orders - RENO
A consistent pattern of stalking and/or harassment over a period of time must be alleged for the Order to be granted. Reno Justice Court's jurisdiction includes Reno Township. The stalking and harassing must have taken place within Reno Township for you to apply for the Order in Reno Justice Court.
First Floor, One South Sierra, 3rd Floor Reno, NV 89501
For Stalking and Harrassment Orders - SPARKS
1675 E. Prater Way, Sparks NV 89431
Crimes involving motor vehicles are covered for victims of DUI related, pedestrian hit and run or where the vehicle is used as a weapon. You may be awarded compensation including medical or psychological counseling, reimbursement of lost wages, funeral and burial expenses or replacement of lost or damaged property.
The Victim Services Coordinator assists individuals that have been victimized by juvenile offenders by making them aware of the rights and options available to them. The Victim Services Coordinator sends each victim an information packet that includes the options available for seeking monetary restitution, an explanation of the court process, forms for documenting loss, and a victim impact statement form. In addition, the Coordinator accompanies victims to Court upon request, assists victims with property return and obtains information for victims about the disposition of the juvenile offender's court case.
775-784-8090 or 1-800-992-5757
24/7/365 availability for help, support, information and referral assistance to community resources.
Highly trained volunteer advocates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
CARES/SART Program/D.A.'s Office
CPS has sufficient, highly-trained staff to respond immediately to every report of suspected abuse or neglect, and who have access to the resources needed to ensure the protection of children who are at risk.
The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), together in genuine partnership with families, communities and other governmental agencies, provides support and services to assist Nevada's children and families in reaching their full human potential.
Advocates During Prosecution – Victim Witness Assistance Center (VWAC)
Washoe County District Attorney’s Office
1 South Sierra Street, South Tower, 4th Floor,
Reno, NV 89501
The District Attorney’s Office or City Attorney’s Office provides trained victims’ advocates that are available for questions. The advocates are the victim’s main contract once the case has been transferred to the District Attorney’s Office or City Attorney’s Office from a law enforcement agency. The advocate will be present at all court settings to provide support and information for victims and their families.
The Children's Cabinet
Services include family and youth programs, childcare resources and referral service, project safe place, family counseling.
1090 S. Rock Blvd., Reno, NV 89509
From basic needs to any health and human service program, one call to 2-1-1 offers access to local resources and will assist in locating programs to meet a victim’s needs.
School Police Dispatch Non-Emergency: 775-348-0285