The Office of Victim Services and Crime Prevention (OVS) seeks to ensure that the victims of crime at the University become an integral part of the criminal justice system. Through education on the rights and services available to crime victims, collaboration with the University Police, and the Bexar County judicial system, the OVS believes that the voices of crime victims will become a necessary component of the justice system in this state. The primary goals of the OVS are to aid in reducing trauma to the crime victim; reduce the level of secondary injury associated with the aftermath of crime; and to aid in the prosecution of criminal cases by ensuring that crime victims and witnesses are provided with the entitlements and services mandated by the Crime Victims' Bill of Rights. The OVS provides a safe, private place for individuals who have questions or concerns about sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, domestic violence, and any other crime to talk to a professional Victim Advocate, who are available to provide emotional support and help victims meet their immediate needs