Tri-County Community Action Agency’s D/deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind Victim of Crime Advocacy Program
The D/deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind VOCA Program serves individuals of all ages. Individuals will be able to communicate with the advocates through videophone (VP) and email. Deaf advocates are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and and Tactile Sign Language. Deaf victim advocates are linguistically and culturally competent, and are available to assist individuals who have been the victim of a crime. Our staff of caring advocates will work with you to guide you through the legal process, assist with any emergency needs you might have, and connect you with additional resources whenever needed. Our advocacy team will also offer education and mentoring in the hope that our clients will be protected from any future victimization. The Program is in accordance with the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 and attempts to help D/deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind individuals in securing a just resolution to their victimization.
The VOCA Program is funded by the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs and administered by the Rhode Island Public Safety Grant Administration Office.
For additional resources, visit Rhode Island Crime Victim Resource Guide.2020.
For more information on the Tri-County D/deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind Victim of Crime Advocacy Program, or to schedule an appointment with an advocate, contact us at:
401-406-3356 Videophone (VP)
401-441-6325 Videophone (VP)