Advocating for Victims of Crime

LKLP Community Action plays an important role in protecting the rights of those who have been impacted by crime. Through our Victims of Crime Assistance (VOCA) Program, we support and advocate for those dealing with the emotional and psychological consequences resulting from criminal acts.

A crime victim is any person who suffers direct or threatened physical, financial or emotional harm as a result of specific crime, which includes everything from domestic violence, elder abuse and sexual assault to human trafficking, harassment and more. Below are some of the free and confidential services VOCA can provide to those in need.

  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Assistance with obtaining Protective Orders
  • Ongoing support navigating the criminal justice system
  • Information, resources and referral services
  • Immediate safety measures, including our Safe House
  • Assistance in applying for crime victim compensation benefits

VOCA has served as a lifeline to thousands of women, men and children over the years. We can help you too. If you or someone you know has been a victim of crime, contact an LKLP Victim Advocate today by calling 800-928-3131 or 606-439-1552.

Our Impact

Crisis calls were received through crisis hotline
Clients were supported through ongoing case management
Number of individual counseling sessions conducted
Number of times staff provided assistance in obtaining a protection order

*Data from fiscal year 2022-2023

Frequently Asked Questions

What specific crime victims do you assist?

VOCA supports and advocates for victims of all crimes, including, but not limited to: domestic and interpersonal violence, stalking, terroristic threatening, harassment, intimidation, criminal homicide, rape, sexual abuse, human trafficking and more.

Why do I need VOCA services?

Being a victim of crime can be traumatic and can lead to uncertainty in knowing how to take action against it. VOCA helps crime victims navigate the criminal justice system from beginning to end. Our advocates provide ongoing free and confidential support throughout the process, including attending any necessary forensic, prosecution or law enforcement interviews, accompanying you to emergency medical exams, and being by your side during court hearings. We also provide a variety of additional resources and referrals to make sure you have comprehensive and ongoing support.

Are VOCA services confidential?

Yes, all services are confidential to the extent the law allows.

What communities do you serve?

VOCA serves the Kentucky River Area Development District, which includes Leslie, Knott, Letcher, Perry, Breathitt, Owsley, Lee and Wolfe counties.

This project was supported by Grant Number VOCA-2021-L.K.L.P.-00005 awarded through the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet by the U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety.