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Victim Advocates (VAs)


The Victim Advocate is a fluent signer of ASL who is available to help create linguistic and culturally affirmative accessibility within sexual and domestic violence programs, law enforcement, hospitals, the criminal justice system, and other victim service providers and agencies.


Who will we work with?


The Advocate Victim works with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened, and Deaf-Blind people in Massachusetts who have experienced:

  • Sexual Violence

  • Domestic Violence

  • Stalking

  • Harassment


How can we provide support?


The Victim Advocate can:

  • Collaborate with other victim service agencies/programs

  • Support survivors while connecting services

  • Provide Education and Training

  • Accompany survivors to appointments/meetings to ensure: 

       - Communication access is provided

       - A good relationship with hearing providers/advocates is created


The Victim Advocate can provide education and training for victim service agencies and programs. 

Including but not limited to :

  • Deaf Culture

  • How to work with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened, and Deaf-Blind survivors

  • Communication Accommodations, such as how to request an ASL interpreter, Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) and/or CART providers, and ADA equipment requirements.


You can contact by email at or call at (508) 426-2420 (VP)

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