Outreach and Prevention

As part of our mission, Victim Service Center (VSC) engages the community in strategies that promote the prevention and awareness of crime and sexual assault.  VSC reaches out to thousands of people annually through awareness and prevention presentations and tabling events.  We work closely with law enforcement agencies, education institutions, health providers, libraries, businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations throughout Central Florida.

Outreach: Outreach activities are designed to provide information and resources to help victims of crime and sexual violence. The VSC reaches out to community partners through small group presentations, tabling events, our billboard campaign, a monthly newsletter, and collaboration with other community organizations.  The VSC also provides information sessions to schools, businesses, civic groups, and other organizations.

Prevention: The Victim Service Center’s prevention program focuses on both youth (K-College) and at-risk populations, such as LGBTQ, Spanish-speaking, and the elderly. The prevention program is designed to promote attitudes, behaviors, and social conditions that will reduce and eliminate factors that cause or contribute to violence and crime. To achieve its goal, the VSC offers the following presentation topics:

    • Bullying
    • Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention
    • Trauma Informed Care
    • Healthy Relationships
    • “Be The Hero”  (Active Bystander Intervention)

If you’d like to have a VSC staff member present on one of these topics or attend your event, please download the  Community Request Form and email it to us.

The Victim Service Center of Central Florida, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, vendors, and clients.