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To help victims of crime, Fargo Police hired advocates



Fargo, North Dakota – In an effort to give crime victims more resources, Fargo Police recently established the post of victim advocate.

The victim advocate will assist in acquainting victims with programs and assisting them with the court system.

Police Chief David Zibolski stated that his team is aware of the difficulties and confusion that arise over the course of a criminal investigation.

“People call us when they’re not familiar with the criminal justice system. We have our detectives and investigators that are involved in the investigations themselves which sometimes makes it difficult for them to stay in regular contact with victims let them know what’s going to happen as things go to court you know what are the next steps. What resources might they be able to get as victims, things of that nature.”

The individual who was hired for the role started working last week.