Victim Assistance Program
Our Victim Assistance Program was established to provide victims and survivors of crime and their families assistance with the physical, emotional, and financial effects of criminal acts. The three victim assistance staff members in our district accomplish this by providing direct services and referrals to appropriate community organizations. They provide encouragement and information to assist crime victims who are recovering from traumatic experiences while participating in the criminal justice system. Services they provide include, but are not limited to:
- crisis intervention
- referrals to social service agencies
- information about the criminal justice system
- information on statuses of cases
- assistance in applying for compensation with the Attorney General’s Crime Victim Compensation Division
- assistance with Victim Impact Statement preparation and submission
- court accompaniment
- employer, school, and creditor intercession
- provide a safe waiting area in the courthouse
- sentence notification
Please click on the links below for access to the information referenced in the list.
VINELink: A Notification Service Provided at No Charge to Victims of Crime
This free service allows crime victims and concerned citizens to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.
Please click here to get registered for this service. This service is provided by the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
The Victim Assistance Coordinator and Victim Services Specialists have a special and important role within the criminal justice system. These individuals are specifically placed in the District Attorney’s Office to provide services to crime victims.
Provides services and assistance to victims of crime in Lamar County.
P. O. Box 1208
Purvis, MS 39475
Provides services and assistance to victims of crime in Pearl River County.
PEARL RIVER OFFICE
P. O. Box 584
Poplarville, MS 39470
Provides services and assistance to victims of crime in Marion, Lawrence and Jefferson Davis Counties.
500 Courthouse Square, #3
Columbia, MS 39429