Victim Allies Project (VAP):
Respect and compassion for victims makes our communities more civil, stronger, and safer for everyone.
The SilenceIsViolence Victim Allies Project offer emotional, logistical, and material support to victims of violence and families of homicide victims. Services include grief support, financial advocacy, and help navigating the Orleans and Jefferson parish criminal justice systems. We assess individual needs of each victim, then summon appropriate resources and attention to each case in coordination with the DA’s office, NOPD, Department of Justice, Crimestoppers, and other local agencies. Our primary focus is homicide, but SIV staff members are trained to address any violent crime, including domestic violence and sex crimes. All VAP services are free to victims and victim-survivors.