There are a few reasons why you may need to give your personal information to National Special Victims to receive help.

  • To assess your needs: National Special Victims needs to know your basic information, such as your name, address, and contact information, in order to assess your needs and provide you with the most appropriate help. For example, if you are a victim of domestic violence, the agency may need to know your address in order to help you find a safe place to stay.
  • To create a safety plan: National Special Victims may need to create a safety plan with you to help you stay safe from your abuser. This plan may include things like changing your locks, getting a restraining order, or moving to a new location.
  • To connect you with resources: National Special Victims can connect you with resources that can help you, such as counseling, legal assistance, or financial assistance. They may also be able to provide you with information about your rights as a victim.
  • To track the prevalence of violence: National Special Victims may collect your personal information in order to track the prevalence of violence in their community. This information can be used to advocate for more funding and resources for victims of violence.

It is important to note that victim agencies are legally obligated to protect your privacy. They will only share your personal information with others with your consent, or if they are required to do so by law.

If you are hesitant to share your personal information with a National Special Victims, you can ask us about their privacy policies and procedures. You can also ask them to only collect the information that is absolutely necessary to help you.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to share your personal information with a National Special Victims is up to you. However, it is important to remember that the information you provide can help you get the help you need to stay safe and heal.

Here are some additional tips for protecting your privacy when interacting with a National Special Victims:

  • Ask about the agency’s privacy policies and procedures.
  • Only provide the information that is absolutely necessary.
  • Refuse to provide any information that you are not comfortable sharing.
  • Keep a copy of any paperwork you sign.
  • Be aware of your rights as a victim.

If you have any concerns about your privacy, you can talk to a trusted friend or family member, or you can contact a legal advocate.