Civilian Advocate

Civilian advocates provide confidential advocacy, support, safety planning, and referrals to victims/survivors after a crime has been reported to the UMass Amherst or Amherst Police department. They can also assist victims/survivors who have not reported a crime. If you have questions about your rights and options, legal system, university disciplinary processes, or what happens next in any process, the Civilian Advocates can help to find the answer and offer support along the way. You can arrange to meet with a Civilian Advocate at the UMass Police Department, Amherst Police Department, Center for Women & Community, and other locations where you would like support or accompaniment, including University Offices and district court.

Learn about advocacy services for violence and abuse victims.

Work cell phones:
413-230-0691 or 413-270-0378
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday to Friday