Crisis Intervention- Counseling, reassurance, and support following the crime.Emergency Assistance- Referral for assistance to meet the immediate needs of victims for food, clothing, and shelter. Direct assistance to replace broken locks or windows to better insure safety following a crime (limited funds-1st come, 1st serve basis). Aids to overcoming obstacles to appearing in court (transportation, baby-sitting).
Restitution Information- Aid victims in pursuit of court-ordered restitution.
Employer/School Intercession- If conflicts arise in obtaining time away from work or school, you may request assistance from this Program.
Victim Impact Statements- In felony cases, if the defendant is found guilty, the judge may withhold sentencing until a pre-sentence investigation is completed. This report provides information to the judge about the defendant’s background and how the crime has impacted your life.
Crime Victims Compensation- Assistance in preparing and submitting the required application in order to receive compensation from the state for designated expenses incurred as a result of crime. Victims of violent crime, or their survivors, may be eligible for financial compensation for out-of-pocket medical expenses, psychological counseling, lost wages, or funeral expenses. Expenses covered by insurance are not covered.
Notification Assistance- If you would like to be notified when the defendant bonds out of jail or is otherwise released or transferred, please contact the Program office.
Personal Property Held as Evidence- You may call to gain information concerning the possibility of recovering your personal property.
Threats or Harassment- You may call the Program office if you receive crime-related threats or harassment.
Notification of Your Rights as a Crime Victim- Contact the Program office for a complete explanation of the 1995 Virginia Victims’ Bill of Rights.