MADD is a national organization that offers a Victim Services program. This helpful service guides victims and their loved ones through each stage of the prosecution process of the DUI driver. Through this program the victim will be assigned a Victim Services Specialist who will be with them through the entire process. The Specialist is trained on everything that needs to be done for a victim after a DUI collision. Some of the things they will help a victim do is:
- Help find financial support through the Crimes Compensation Fund.
- Get the accident report.
- Deal with the press.
- Locate a qualified counselor.
- Provide transportation to and from the courthouse.
- Educate on what to expect through the entire process.
In 2011, MADD victim advocates served over 63,000 victims and their survivors, helping a victim and a survivor every eight minutes, free of charge.
If someone you know has been injured or killed by a drunk driver in Florida, please call 877-623-3435 to speak with a Victim Services Specialist. Victim advocates answer the hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.