Victim/Family Advocates

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The City of Coral Springs is proud to provide 2 full-time victim/family advocates to assist victims with the criminal justice system, comfort individuals and families and to inform victims of their rights under the law.

If you are not a victim of crime, but are experiencing other life difficulties, the Victim/Family Advocates may be able to assist you with information, support and referrals.

Your advocate will provide friendly, professional help as you deal with the criminal justice system. Advocates are not lawyers, but are familiar with the workings of the criminal justice system and the needs and rights of victims. We understand how crime can affect your life, and are here to help you deal with the emotional, financial and legal needs you may have as a result of a crime. There are no fees.

Services offered include:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Information
  • Emotional Support
  • Assistance with crimes compensation forms
  • Referrals

The Coral Springs Victim/Family Advocates can be contacted directly at the phone numbers and email addresses listed below:

Diane Linarte
Master of Science
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Victim/Family Advocate
Telephone: 954-340-5019
Fax: 954-346-4433

Yvonne Y. Berrios
Bachelor of Science
Victim/Family Advocate
Telephone: 954-340-5018
Fax: 954-346-4433