Our Victim Services Specialist can assist victims in obtaining information about the case (if it will not interfere with the investigation), the arrest of a suspected offender, and the filing of charges against a suspected offender.
Criminal Justice System
Our Victim Services Specialist can assist victims in navigating the criminal justice system by helping victims develop an understanding of the criminal justice system process, court language, possible criminal justice system outcomes while providing emotional support through accompaniment to line-ups, interviews, and other investigative appointments at victim’s request.
Our Victim Services Specialist can help victims understand the different types of protective orders and assist in the filing process. Most commonly, protection orders require an abuser to stay away from the victim. Protection orders require that you have a domestic relationship (e.g. spouse, romantic relationship, blood relatives, roommates).
Protection orders can be obtained by going to the 1st floor of the Hall of Justice, Domestic Violence Intake Center (DVIC). The DVIC is open 24/7 and provides two main services to victims (EPO/IPO filing and Criminal complaint filing). For more information visit the Kentucky Court of Justice Domestic Violence Intake Center.
Kentucky Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights(KRS 421.500 – 421.530)
Victims of crime have rights. Our Victim Services Specialist can help ensuring that victims and their loved ones are aware of those rights and the services available to them to help to rebuild their lives. For more information visit Kentucky Office of the Attorney General Crime Victims' Rights.
Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)
VINE is a victim notification network. It provides you the ability to access timely and reliable information about offenders or criminal cases in the U.S. jails and prisons. Our Victim Services Specialist can help you register with VINE allowing you to receive automated notifications via email, text, or phone call, or check custody status information online at any time. For more information visit VINE.