How to Contact the Victim Advocate

Fresno State's Confidential Victim Advocate:i believe

Lisa Risch, PhD
Confidential Victim Advocate
Location: Student Health and Counseling Center
Phone: (559) 278-6796
E-Mail: victimadvocate@csufresno.edu 
Website:www.fresnostate.edu/victimadvocate 
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm


Lisa is an on-campus advocate who provides free, confidential advocacy (including crisis assistance) services to Fresno State students, staff and faculty members. Lisa is a certified victim advocate and domestic violence counselor trained in providing advocacy assistance and support.

Non-Emergency Response

The victim advocate is happy to meet with you and can usually meet with you the same day. There are times, however that the advocate may be unavailable (helping another student/staff/faculty member etc.) therefore it is recommended that you schedule an appointment by calling 559-278-6796 or emailing the Victim Advocate directly at victimadvocate@csufresno.edu.  

For more information about Victim Advocacy and related services, please visit the victim advocate website here

All Victim/Survivor services are free and confidential. The Victim Advocate will not disclose the identity of the victim/survivors without their permission.

Release of Information Form

In case of immediate danger, please call 911

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To speak with an advocate from the Community AFTER HOURS contact:

Fresno County Rape Counseling Services

Phone:  (559) 222-7273, 24 Hour Confidential Hotline: 
Website:  http://rcsfresno.org/   
Callers receive immediate, confidential assistance from specially trained Volunteer Advocates by calling the confidential hotline.

Marjaree Mason Center

Phone:  (559) 233-HELP (4357), 24 Hour Confidential Hotline: 
Website:  https://www.mmcenter.org/   
Callers receive immediate, confidential assistance from specially trained Volunteer Advocates by calling the confidential hotline.

In case of immediate danger, please call 911.