This website provides general information regarding your rights as a crime victim and services available to assist you through the aftermath of crime. A victim advocate is available to help you understand your rights, connect you to available services (such as counseling, transportation, housing, etc.), and assist you in applying for financial assistance with medical bills and other expenses. Because your case may involve interaction with many state and local agencies, an advocate will provide you with support and guidance while explaining the many avenues within the legal system. Advocates also help prepare you for each step within the criminal justice process, from investigation through sentencing and beyond.