Sustainable Technology Resources and Interventions for Victim Empowerment (STRIVE) provides computer based resources and mobile phone apps to assist victims of crime in accessing their legal rights. Partners at the Mariposa Community Health Clinics and Sierra Vista Family Advocacy Center assist victims in obtaining temporary orders of protection/injunctions against harassment and low and pro-bono legal services through the Internet. STRIVE also provides legal forms on the STRIVE Portal and Santa Cruz County website that victims need to obtain basic legal rights. The mobile phone app developed by STRIVE allows victims to access legal forms, store orders of protection, and check on the supervisory status of offenders. The STRIVE Coordinator educates the community on these resources and works with service providers and first responders to help victims use technology to simplify their access to justice.
Victims’ of crime can access these services by visiting a Mariposa Community Health Clinic in Santa Cruz County, The Family Advocacy Center in Sierra Vista or the County Attorney’s office in Nogales. For additional information on STRIVE, please download our brochure.