HER VOICE FOUNDATION
ADVOCATING FOR FEMALE VICTIMS
We are a non-profit foundation that works to provide victim / survivor advocacy services for female victims of violent crime across the United States and are committed to assisting victims and survivors of domestic & dating violence, sex crimes, hate crimes, assault & battery and all other violent crimes against women.
WHAT IS A VICTIM ADVOCATE?
WE HELP TO GIVE YOU BACK YOUR VOICE.
We help victims cope with the stress and the trauma that follows a crime or abuse. We understand victims often have to manage psychological, physical, financial, and/or emotional stress. We work to provide assistance to individuals who need help dealing with the fallout from a traumatic experience.
WHO DO WE SERVE?
WE SERVE VICTIMS WHO HAVE BEEN EFFECTED BY VIOLENT CRIMES.
- Sexual Assault
- Attempted Murder
- Hate Crimes
- Assault & Battery
- Domestic Abuse
- Human Trafficking
*Our victim advocacy program maintains complete confidentiality to protect our victims.
WANT TO HELP?
IF YOU FEEL CALLED TO DONATE YOUR FUNDS CONTRIBUTE TO:
- Medical Expenses
- Emergency Lodging
- Extended Care (food, transportation, clothing)
- Legal Expenses
- Counseling & Therapy
Meet Our Executive Director
I grew up in a law enforcement family. As a young child, my father was a police officer, but as his career in law enforcement changed and evolved into higher levels of the professional security space, so did my level of education on the criminal justice system.
A very specific turning point in my life was a discussion I had with my father where he shared with me a particular case he worked in which a husband and wife were not only prostituting out their two young daughters, but were filming the assaults, and marketing them under the child pornography umbrella. That was the first time, in my young life, I became aware of the true evil that exists in this world. And for the first time in my young life, I had it on my heart to make a difference.
I graduated from college with a bachelor of science in Criminology and went on to receive my Masters of Science in Criminal Justice Studies with a focus on sexual predators. I wanted as much education as possible to help my work in reducing the female victimization incidents that happen every day in our country. I went on to work for my father’s security consulting firm in the international travel intelligence arena. It was during this time that I saw just how great the need there was for victim advocacy not only on an international level, but right here in our backyard, in the United States.
We have tens of thousands of dedicated individuals around the United States who devote their life to upholding the judicial system, working to provide justice and to keep us safe. But because of the level of criminal activity and many times, limited funding, victims slip through the cracks after a violent crime occurs in respect to their “after care.” These victims need a plan and a voice so that re-victimization does not happen and the survivors lives can continue to thrive despite the trauma…
It was on that platform that Her Voice Foundation was born.
jennifer viollis-richardson, CA / MS