Domestic Violence Task Force
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), the leading cause of death among women in the U.S. is being murdered at the hands of a domestic partner. Every six seconds, a woman in the U.S. is hit, sexually assaulted, stalked, and held against her will. The Covid-19 epidemic has contributed to an enormous increase in domestic violence, leaving women and children vulnerable.
I have become a member of the Domestic Violence Task Force Team as a life coach. I am also a survivor of domestic violence. With my background in psychology, certification in life coaching, and a survivor, I assist women and men who are victims themselves. The first step in helping our client is to assess the situation. This usually involves interviewing our client and possibly anyone else in the household to determine the extent and severity of the abuse. The coaching relationship will continue so that our client can gain strength mentally, stability, and most importantly, to be and feel empowered.
Total Protection Consultants, Inc. created a Violent Crimes Task Force, VIC (Victims in the Community). The VIC Unit comprises law enforcement, military protection specialists, caseworkers, domestic violence advocates, therapists, life coaches, and other trained, experienced, and knowledgeable professionals.
They represent their clients by safely removing them and any children from the unsafe environment and relocating them to a family member’s residence, a shelter, and an appropriate safe location. They also act as a liaison between their client and law enforcement agencies, and the circuit court when seeking an order of protection.
As investigators, they provide:
protective services and a safe escort to court,
designated child drop-off points, and
other court-ordered appointments/events.
As officers of the court, the agency is also authorized and is frequently appointed to serve legal paperwork such as the dissolution of marriage, wage garnishments, summonses, subpoenas. Furthermore, our agency has the ability, means, and resources to conduct resident and vehicle counter-surveillance methods to locate and identify any eavesdropping or GPS devices to provide the court with evidence that the respondent has violated an order of protection.