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Victim Advocate Law Enforcement (VALE)

The Victim Advocate Law Enforcement (VALE) program increases the knowledge of victims and their families about domestic violence, sexual assault, and personal safety, as well as provides advocacy, support and information about available options and community resources.  The VALE program places a certified domestic violence counselor/advocate in the Norwich Police Department to consult with law enforcement when they are responding to domestic violence calls. The VALE advocate provides immediate crisis intervention and advocacy to victims, acting as a liaison between law enforcement and victims  during the initial investigation as well as with follow-up services and referrals..