Victim Assistance Program for Mississippi Residents
Our Victim Assistance Program in Mississippi 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 help crime victims who are recovering from traumatic experiences while participating in the criminal justice system.
Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Crisis Intervention
- Referrals to Social Service Agencies
- Information about the Criminal Justice System
- Information on the 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
- Safe Waiting Area in the Courthouse
- Sentence Notifications
For more information about the available services, please contact us.
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 register 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.
Jeff provides services and assistance to victims of crime in Lamar County.
Anita provides services and assistance to victims of crime in Pearl River County.