Violence Prevention

Part of the goal for Hodac's Victim Services department is raising awareness of, and preventing, violence against women, youth, military, and the elderly. In order to accomplish this, we host events in order to reach the community and get them involved. Many of these events will be held in partnership with Hodac's Reality Check community awareness initiative.

If you are interested in partnering with us, contact us! You can find additional information about Reality Check at www.therealitycheckpoint.com.

Upcoming Events

Check back for events and updates!

Victim Services Resources

Downloads:

Stalking Incident Report
Fill out the Stalking Incident Report by describing the individual person and listing every offense pertaining to that individual. The Stalking Log should be on you at all times. We suggest that you have one in your car, home, etc.

Safety Plan
This helpful plan of action can be downloaded and printed from your computer. It contains a list of items that you will need to assemble in advance, essential contact information to keep with you at all times, and other helpful information and safety tips. Secure it in a safe, private place where only you know where to find it.

Volunteer Application / Volunteer Requirements
Crime Victim Advocate Volunteers respond to local hospitals to assist victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.

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Recovering from trauma of any kind is an ongoing process in addressing feelings of anger, fear, denial, confusion, shock, and pain. Finding a safe outlet for those feelings can often be the first step to recovery. The mission of the Hodac, Inc. Survivors of Trauma support group is to give survivors an outlet to speak out, ask for help, and get help in return. Call (478) 953-5675 to register.

 

Helpful Resources:

WomensLaw.org This websiteprovides easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with, or escaping from, domestic violence.

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project

Men Can Stop Rape

Men Stopping Violence

ASISTA This is a collaboration of four nationally recognized legal experts who work to provide comprehensive and cutting-edge technical assistance when immigration and domestic violence law intersect.

Georgia Department of Family and Children’s Services

Georgia Legal Service Program

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Family Violence Prevention Fund

Immigrant and Refugee Coalition Challenging Gender Based Oppression

Georgia Child Support Enforcement

Victim Information and Notification Everyday

Family Counseling Center

Houston County District Attorney’s Office

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council This website has information on the crime victim’s bill of rights and victims compensation.

Georgia Department of Corrections This website has the Georgia sex offender registry.

Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault

National Center for Victims of Crime

Stalking Resource Center

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia

Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Georgia Commission on Family Violence

RAINN: Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network

Mother’s Against Drunk Driving – Georgia

 

Victim Resources Library:

Our Victim Services department now offers both an online library and a library within our Hodac offices with books available for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, stalking, dating violence as well as textbooks specifically for industry professionals. Click here for the Library Rules.

Staff & Volunteers

Crime Victim Advocate Staff

Hodac's on-staff Crime Victim Advocates help empower crime victims by offering a supportive environment, help navigating the legal process, and formulating preventive safety procedures.

Trained Crime Victim Advocates provide caring, compassionate services and referral. These advocates work closely with victims to increase their awareness of the misdemeanor court system and legal proceedings, ensuring that victims have a voice in the court process. Advocates are not attorneys, but they can accompany victims to hearings and assist in arraignments, bond hearings, trials and plea agreements. When appropriate, Hodac's trained advocates offer specific follow-up help for urgent situations.

Because prevention and planning are important elements of safety, Hodac's Advocates can also help establish safety plans for daily living and emergency situations.

Crime Victim Advocate Volunteers

Hodac’s Crime Victim Advocate Volunteers respond to local hospitals to assist victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Volunteers provide information, referrals, any emergency supplies needed, and – most of all – compassion and a high level of emotional support during a difficult and frightening time. Their role is to ensure that the victim’s needs are met and that he/she is treated fairly and with respect by other agencies involved in the incident. This unconditional support works to empower the victim, allowing them to regain control of their life.

You can help by volunteering with Hodac. Screenings and 16 hours (two days) of class training are required. For a volunteer application, and more information about volunteering, click here.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E)

Hodac works closely with our area’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. SANEs are forensic nurses who are an essential part of the sexual assault response team – they collect evidence. They may be called on to provide expert court testimony.

To become a SANE, an RN must complete 40 hours of didactic and 40 hours of clinical requirements that meet the standards set forth by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (www.iafn.org).

If you would like to receive further information on becoming a SANE or you would like to discuss having someone speak at your organization, contact Denise Atkinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 478-397-3040.

Victim Services

Have You Been the Victim of a Crime?
In Houston and Peach Counties, call Hodac at (478) 953-5675

In other areas of the state, call 1-800-338-6745
(Georgia Crime Victim Assistance Helpline)

You are not alone! Hodac is here to empower victims of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic abuse by providing a support and assistance. We also offer preventative safety procedures for those who feel threatened.

For victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, Hodac's trained crisis responders help provide prompt, compassionate care. Hodac's Crime Victim Advocates serve to provide victims with information and referral, necessary supplies, and emotional support during a difficult and frightening time. The staff advocates also provide follow-up care to victims.


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Donations Needed

Hodac needs donations to help support our Gateway Cottage program. We need kitchen supplies, clothes, bedding, and toiletries. We welcome your help!

Click here for the full donation list.

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors

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