Toni Hood is the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Town of Summerville. She has over twenty years of experience working with law enforcement and the court systems. Toni has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Limestone College and is a graduate of the National Victim Assistance Academy. She received her state certification through the South Carolina Victim Assistance Standards and Certification Board and has been advocating for crime victims since 1998. She is a member of the Tri-County Victims Counsel and South Carolina Law Enforcement Victim Advocate Association. Toni began working for the Town of Summerville in 2012.
Law enforcement based advocates provide immediate crisis intervention to victims of violent crimes and others who are going through traumatic situations. Having advocates on duty and on-call around the clock to respond to crime scenes has proven to be one of the most valuable resources to victims. The victim advocate responds immediately to assist victims/survivors of crime with crisis services, which often make the difference between their emotional well-being in the aftermath of tragedy.
Law enforcement based victim’s advocates deal with all types of traumatic situations ranging from domestic violence to homicide and many other cases, which are not criminal. Examples would be suicides, accidental deaths, and missing persons. These families receive no services from other advocates since no crime is involved; however, they are still traumatized and need assistance.
Toni will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our program.
Please call 843-873-1262.