Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mission Statement

VOCAL, Victims of Crime and Leniency, was organized in 1982 to create a more balanced system. Somewhere along the way, victim’s rights across the nation, for all practical purposes were non-existent. The same system that victims expected to protect them was hampered due to the aggressive efforts to ensure the rights of the offenders were protected. Vocal’s goal has been to balance the scales of justice by giving crime victims those same rights rather than eroding the rights of the offender.

V.O.C.A.L. Angel House advocates for victims’ rights and services for victims of violent crime, providing direct services to victims and their families, and providing public education and awareness. Our staff members are available to assist the family and loved ones of a homicide victim. Advocates assist survivors in communicating with Police, Attorney's General office, and Governor's Office and provide emotional and physical support throughout the course of your case. Advocates work closely with the staff in all phases of the Criminal Justice System. There are nearly 45,000 homicides annually in the United States. This effects between 150,000 and 200,000 relatives and other survivors. The trauma and grief experienced by survivors cause emotional scars that last a lifetime. We assist with Death Notification, Media Coverage, Funeral Arrangements, Victim's Compensation, Trial Attendance, Insurance Claims, Crime Scene Clean-up.

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Upcoming Events

Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, April 10th at 11 am

State Vigil

Friday, April 24, 2015
Attorney General's Building at corner of Bainbridge and Dexter Streets in front of State Capital. Look for the crosses.

National Crime Victims Rights Week

April 19-25, 2015

Southeast Alabama Chapter Vigil

Sunday, Arpil 19th at 3 PM
First Presbyterian Church
3012 West Main St
Dothan, AL

Central Alabama Chapter Vigil

Monday, April 20th at 6 PM
Pelham Civic Center

Mt. Cheaha Chapter Vigil

Thursday, April 23rd at 6:30 PM
St. Clair County Courthouse
1815 Cogswell Avenue
Pell City, AL

Gulf Coast Chapter Vigil

Thursday, April 30th at 6 PM
Five Rivers on the Causeway, Spanish Fort

Shoals Chapter Vigil

Tuesday, April 21st at 7 PM
Wilson Park, Florence

Affiliated Chapters


Contact Us


Physical Address:
422 South Court St
Montgomery, AL 36104-4102

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 4449
Montgomery, AL 36103-4449




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Volunteers Needed

If you have a few hours to volunteer, please contact VOCAL. We need light office work and light housekeeping help.  If you have the time, please help.

Newsletter Articles

If you would like to write an article about your loved one, crime survival, recent parole hearing, your DA, VSO, or ADA - please contact us.

Need a Speaker?

Need a speaker for your organization or social club?  A VOCAL representative is available to speak to your organization on victims' rights, community safety, and sources available for crime victims and our communities.  Give us a call.  We will be glad to speak to your organization.