Victim Advocacy Services
If you are in immediate danger DIAL 911.
Email email@example.com or call 614-287-5979 to reach an Advocate.
NO IN PERSON SERVICES AT THIS TIME.
Safe at Home application assistance is currently unavailable.
Are you a survivor of IPV/domestic violence, or human trafficking?
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 our Victim Advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call our Advocate 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
Victim Advocates maintain survivors' privacy while providing supportive services; however, if you would like to speak with a confidential resource, Columbus State Counseling Services has licensed counselors on staff who are able to provide 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.