There is NO EXCUSE for ABUSE
Remember it’s not Just A Shame
ITS A CRIME.
- Are you concerned about your relationship?
- Are you ever afraid of your partner?
- Does your partner tell you what to do?
- Has your partner ever pushed or hit you?
- Has your partner ever threatened to harm you?
YOUR NOT ALONE!
The Law Enforcement Advocate is trained in issues of sexual assault and domestic violence and has the ability to provide crisis intervention in conjunction with law enforcement agencies. The LEA services are to: explain victim’s rights, provide assistance and support for the victim throughout the criminal justice proceedings, safety planning, supply victims with information and referrals, accompany the victim to court dates, hospital visits, statements/interviews, and supply an emergency 911 cell phone. There is no fee for any LEA service!
The LEA for the Coventry Police Department is Kerri Maher. In addition to the above duties, Kerri is also responsible for an Outreach and Awareness Program. This program reaches out to the community to increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. The goal of the program is to develop a strong, comprehensive support network for victims, including community trainings and meetings.
If you have any questions regarding any of these services please contact Kerri at 401-826-8915 or send her an email at KMaher@coventrypd.org.