Victim Advocacy Services
If you are in immediate danger DIAL 911.
Victim Advocacy is still available!
Email email@example.com or call 614-287-5979 to reach an Advocate.
We are currently providing services virtually by phone and email.
NO IN PERSON SERVICES AT THIS TIME.
JUNE IS NATIONAL PTSD AWARENESS MONTH.
Any member of the Columbus State community can receive support, information and resources from Victim Advocacy Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Fridays 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m..
Email the Victim Advocacy Helpline at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call our Advocates directly at 614-287-5979.
Columbus State Victim Advocates provide support and resource information to victims of traumatic crime, regardless of when or where the crime occurred. This includes:
- Gender-based violence
- Intimate partner violence/domestic violence
- Sexual or physical violence
- Stalking or harassment
- Human trafficking
- Any crime that impacts a survivor's ability to work/attend school successfully
As responsible employees, Victim Advocates report any crimes involving College students, staff, or faculty to the appropriate authorities. We can, however, redirect you to campus and community resources that are confidential.
Confidential campus-related resources: Columbus State Counseling Services has licensed counselors on staff who are able to provide confidential services to currently enrolled students. Faculty and staff members can access the college’s Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) through Matrix for confidential services.
How Victim Advocates can help:
- Providing information on reporting procedures to both on- and off-campus agencies.
- Providing information and education about Columbus State support resources.
- Providing information on victim resources available on and off campus.
- Addressing specific issues related to personal safety planning on and off campus.
- Accompanying to appointments, hearings, or meetings with Title IX, police, etc.
- Contacting professors on behalf of the victim, with the permission of the survivor.
- Providing emotional support to victims and co-survivors of traumatic crime.