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.

Services Provided

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 Caillouet

Jeff provides services and assistance to victims of crime in Lamar County.

Lamar Office

P.O. Box 1208
Purvis, MS 39475

Phone: (601) 794-3510
Fax: (601) 794-1077


Anita Sumrall

Anita provides services and assistance to victims of crime in Pearl River County.

Pearl River Office

P.O. Box 584
Poplarville, MS 39470

Phone: (601) 403-2356
Fax: (601) 403-2353


Lauren Robertson

Lauren provides services and assistance to victims of crime in Marion, Lawrence, and Jefferson Davis Counties.

Marion Office

500 Courthouse Sq, Suite 3
Columbia, MS 39429

Phone: (601) 731-1476
Fax: (601) 731-1489