Crime Victim Assistance
Victims Assistance Program
The Mansfield Police Department Victim Assistance Program (MPDVAP) exists to provide services to victims and family members with the goal of lessening the short and long-term trauma experienced as a direct result of their victimization. For this purpose, victims and their family members are provided with crisis intervention help, information, reassurance, empathetic listening, guidance for resolving problems and referrals to other social service agencies to provide additional support. Currently, the Victim Assistance Program provides services to victims of violent crime in Mansfield.
Services include: Guidance during crisis, on-scene counseling, notification regarding eligibility for application to the Crime Victims' Compensation (CVC) fund, assistance with CVC applications, death notification, personal advocacy/intervention, information and referrals to local social service agencies, child care (while statements are given to detectives) and other services as assessed on a case by case basis by staff.
The Victim Assistance Program and the Crime Prevention Unit of the Mansfield Police Department are happy to announce a new joint-effort approach to community awareness and crime prevention. "Info Clinics" are now being offered to Mansfield church, civic, and neighborhood groups . . . free of charge!
"Info Clinics" can be scheduled for almost any time at your location or at the Mansfield Public Safety Building.
Contact Dan Burdan (Police Chaplain) of the Crime Victim Assistance Unit at 817-276-4760.