Victim Advocates

Victim Advocates help victim witnesses navigate the criminal justice system. In particular, victim advocates help victim witnesses in cases of assault, domestic violence, rape, burglary, menacing, theft, stalking, child abuse, and homicide cases. Specifically, victim advocate duties are to:

  • Act as support person for victims
  • Accompany victims to court proceedings
  • Serve as liaison between the victims and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Provide information to the victims about the court system
  • Provide victim rights information
  • Make referrals to social service agencies (counseling, support groups, shelters, etc.)
  • Notify victims of grand jury results, trial dates, continuances, bond hearings, sentencing dates, and any other hearings
  • Assist victims in preparing Victim Impact Statements
  • Provide victims with information and applications for Victims of Crime Compensation; can also assist victims in completing the application
  • Provide information for victims to obtain protection orders from the Common Pleas Court
  • Provide information regarding VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) - the registration system for notification of an offender's release
  • Provide victims with parole board and post adjudication information



Common Pleas Division
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Municipal Division
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Catholic Charities Regional Agency (Christina House)

Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence

Ohio Crime Victims Compensation

Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center

 Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Office of Victim Services

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Offender Search

Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN)

Ohio Secretary of State Safe at Home Program

Ohio Victim Witness Association (OVWA)

Sex Offender Search

Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)