1-601-731-1476 office@da15thdistrict.org

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 two victim assistance coordinators 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 provided by the victim assistance coordinators 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

Helpful Resources


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.

Staff


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.

Jeff Caillouet

Provides services and assistance to victims of crime in Lamar, Lawrence and Jefferson Davis Counties.

LAWRENCE & JEFFERSON DAVIS OFFICE
500 Courthouse Square, #3
Columbia, MS 39429
Phone: 601-731-1476
Fax: 601-731-1489

LAMAR OFFICE
P. O. Box 1208
Purvis, MS 39475
Phone: 601-794-3510
Fax: 601-794-1077

E-Mail: jcaillouet@da15thdistrict.org

Anita Sumrall

Provides services and assistance to victims of crime in Marion and Pearl River Counties.

PEARL RIVER OFFICE
P. O. Box 584
Poplarville, MS 39470
Phone: 601-403-2356
Fax: 601-403-2353

MARION OFFICE
500 Courthouse Square, #3
Columbia, MS 39429
Phone: 601-731-1476
Fax: 601-731-1489

E-Mail: asumrall@da15thdistrict.org