Victim Empowerment Program

The Victim Empowerment Program’s (VEP) mission is to provide free confidential assistance to FIU students, faculty, staff and university visitors who have been victimized through threatened or actual violence and to support the healing process. In addition, the center seeks to enhance safety and promote healthy relationships by sponsoring awareness activities, prevention education, peer education and collaborating with university officials. Through clinical practice and research, the VEP aims to contribute to the body of knowledge and influence public policy regarding issues related to victimization.

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Contact

Students can receive direct crisis services from Victim Empowerment Advocate Counselors by calling CAPS/VEP main number: 305-348-2277

advocacy@fiu.edu

MMC:
8:30 am – 5:00 pm – M, T, W, TR, F  and VEP Advocate Counselors respond to crises 24/7
BBC:
VEP By appointment – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – M, T, W, TR, F and VEP Advocate Counselors respond to crises 24/7
 
After-hours:  Students can receive supportive services by professional answering service staffed by clinicians by calling CAPS/VEP main number: 305-348-2277
VEP after-hours direct crisis services include on-site response, accompaniment to Rape Treatment Center, assistance accessing safe shelter for domestic violence and help with basic needs. 
Follow-up appointments to support student’s recovery are arranged. 

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