As the victim of a crime, you have certain constitutional and statutory rights under the law. The Utah Council on Victims of Crime has created a document explaining these rights, a well as the responsibilities and expectations of government agencies involved in the criminal prosecution process.
The advocates are called in to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and other criminal acts. They also assist in other emergency and bereaving environments. Their duty is one of significant importance and great value to our citizens. Many residents find themselves in the criminal justice system without support. Our highly-trained staff provide support from the beginning of an episode to the court proceeding and beyond.
The South Salt Lake Police Chaplain Corps is a non-profit/volunteer organization that provides interface with the secular and ministry worlds for the purpose of promoting tolerance and understanding. They work with members of the Victims Assistance Unit. Chaplains provide professional counsel to victims, family members, and co-workers involved in critical emergency situations and/or criminal incidents. The work of the Chaplain differs greatly from the work of the Pastor, Minister, or Bishop. The Pastor, Minister, or Bishop care for the spiritual needs of the congregation; whereas, the Chaplain must care for the needs of the secular world as well.