In every county in this country through the prosecuting attorney's office
there is a victims advocate to assist the victim or their families through
the entire legal process, however there is no one to assist the "other
victim" which is the family members of those accused, or convicted of
a crime. Tova was founded for the purpose of being the advocate for the other
victim, by offering a 24 hour a day service which provides immediate assistance
to family members of those accused of a crime, and to see the family member
through the entire process which does help balance the scales of justice.
When a person is arrested and charged with a crime the family of the accused
person has no where to turn, and in so many cases has never had to deal with
the judicial system, therefore they are left alone, and many times shunned
by society by mere association with the accused. The judicial system is a very
complex system not understood easily by a person that has never had to deal
with it, therefore Tova is in place to educate
family members, and assist them in getting the help that they need through
crisis intervention, education and guidance.