Victims of Crime

Victims of Crime

Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) has programs to advocate for and assist victims of crime, in addition to our work with a number of police departments. (Link to police partnerships section).


For example, FSRI staff provides victim advocacy services for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections Parole Board and victim impact classes for prison inmates.

Photo represents a child victim.

Improving Victim Assistance and Advocacy

If you are interested in the next academy session, be sure to bookmark our Professional Development page. 


Learn More About FSRI's Work with Victims

For more information about the Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy and FSRI's other work advocating for and assisting victims, please call Sarah Kelly-Palmer at (401) 331-1350 ext. 3211.

In partnership with the Justice System Training and Research Institute at Roger Williams University, FSRI offers the  FSRI offers the award-winning Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy.  The academy trains police officers and other first responders in best practices when helping victims of violence, sexual abuse, human trafficking, elder abuse and other crimes. 

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