- VICTIM'S ADVOCATE -
With the push in law enforcement right now on domestic violence, the Somerset Police Department saw a need for a Domestic Violence Victim Advocate. The goal of our program is to provide assistance to our victims of violent crimes, regardless of age, sex or social background.
The program has also provided assistance to victims of violent crimes in the form of legal and medical advocacy.
Our division provides support services including, but not limited to, emergency services, crisis counseling, and referral to service based agencies.
The ultimate goal is to restore the victim to normalcy as soon as possible following their victimization during a violent crime.
We also encourage and assist victims in the prosecution of perpetrators when it is appropriate to do so.
The program is made possible through the work of Detective Michael Grigsby.
The Victim Advocacy Division is also active with all support groups and the Bethany House Spouse Abuse Shelter, along with Kentuckians Voice for Crime Victims Organization.