VICTIM SERVICES

The Victim Services Office was established in May 2000 in response to House Bill 3 that permits victims of delinquent behavior to be notified of all court hearings (prior to the involvement by the Prosecutor’s Office) or any Early Release hearings ordered by the court. Victims of a delinquent sexual act are notified of the juvenile offender’s STD/HIV status. Additionally, victims are provided subsequent notification of those hearings referred to police diversion. This program serves as the primary referral source to Victim Assistance, which provides an advocate to accompany victims to the court hearings. The advocates offer support and assistance in completing the Victim Impact Statement. The Victim Services Office has obtained membership on the National Crisis Response Team and the Ohio Crisis Response Team. The National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA) has awarded this program certification for Crisis Intervention.

# Name Position E-mail Phone Fax
1 Victim Services (330) 643-7808