The program of accompaniment for victims of violence to procedures at different institutions (police, prosecutor’s office, court of justice and centres for social work) is one of the programs of the Association for Nonviolent Communication designed to increase safety of victims of violence.
Individuals have to deal with many procedures at different institutions to solve the problem of violence and to increase personal safety. Accompaniment of a support person is of the greatest importance for victims of violence, as it makes them feel safer and gives them support and power. This urges the procedures to end more quickly.
Accompaniment of a counsellor or a volunteer from the Association for Nonviolent Communication gives victims:
- Necessary information about legislation, procedures and institutions.
- Support to handle internal and external pressures easier.
- A chance to discuss their experience of the procedure right after it and to make a plan how to go further.