If you are ever in the Duval County Courthouse and enter a criminal courtroom, you will almost always see a person sitting in the pews holding someone’s hand. These people are called victim advocates. They are employed by the State Attorney’s Office and have a specific job description.
They help these victims and their families throughout the legal process. These victim advocates contact alleged victims of crime and their families in Jacksonville. The victim advocates help them find services, such as counseling, and maintain in personal contact with them while the defendant’s case makes its way through the system.