Civilian Advocate

The civilian advocate provides 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 Advocate can help to find the answer and offer support along the way. You can arrange to meet with the 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 phone:
(413) 345-1667
9am-5pm Monday to Friday