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Crime victims have rights throughout the criminal justice system, see Missouri Revised Statutes chapter 595 for more information www.moga.state.mo.us/statutes/chapters/chap595.htm

  • The right to be present at all criminal justice proceedings at which the defendant has the right to be present

  • The right to be informed of trials and hearings

  • The right to be informed of the defendant’s escape or release from custody

  • The right to participate in the criminal justice proceedings without being discharged/disciplined by an employer

  • The right to appear at a sentencing and make an oral or provide a written statement

 

The Victim Services Coordinator provides the following services:

  • Notification when charges are issued

  • Assistance in filing a restitution request when applicable

  • Assistance writing a victim impact statement for sentencing

  • Information about the criminal justice system

  • Accompaniment to court for hearings, trials, pleas, and sentencing's

  • Notification of hearings, trials, pleas, sentencing's

  • Informing victims of their rights

  • Assistance filing for Crime Victims’ Compensation if applicable

  • Referrals to appropriate social service agencies

  • Being the liaison between the prosecutor and the victim

  • Contact us 636-583-6370

Please refer to the Victim PackeFAQ

 

If you are the victim of a crime, there are a few things that are asked of you:

  • If you move or have a change in address or phone number at any time you need to contact this office and provide the new information.  This is needed to keep you informed of court dates, are able to reach you for a trial, and to make sure you get your restitution (if applicable).

  • If at anytime you do not understand what is happening or why, or have any questions at all, call Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, 636-583-6370.  Make the phone call, you as the victim, are an important part of this system, and you should understand how it works and what is going on.

  

 

Other links/phone numbers that may be helpful/informational:

 

MoVANS (Missouri Victim Automated Notification System)

1-866-5-MOVANS (1-866-566-8267)

This is an automated notification system that allows a person to register against an offender.  Then if the offender is going to be released from jail the victim (person registered) will get an automated phone call letting them know this information.  I can register someone over the phone also.

 

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)

St. Louis Region

10521 St. Charles Rock Road, Ste. 1

St. Ann, MO 63126

314-426-1595

 

MoVA (Missouri Victim Assistance Network)

http://mova.missouri.org

 

Casenet

www.courts.mo.gov

You can find current court dates and case information through this website.  It is as up-to-date as the court clerks are. 

 

Office of Victims of Crime (OVC)

www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc

 

Missouri Department of Corrections (MDC)

Victim Services Unit

1511 Christy Drive

Jefferson City, MO 65101

573-526-6516

 

The Board of Probation and Parole (P & P)

636-583-8933

 

Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund (CVCF)

573-526-6006

800-347-6881

www.dolir.mo.gov/wc/cv_help.htm

 

Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP)

http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html

 

ALIVE (alternatives to living in violent enviroments)
636-583-5700 or 1-800-941-9144
for victims of domestic/family violence

 

United Way
211 or1-800-427-4626
www.211missouri.org
This is a service through the United Way to help put people in touch with the services they need in the area in which they are staying.

 

Children's Advocacy Center (CAC)
1-573-468-2271
20 Hughes Ford Ste. 5
Sullivan MO. 63080

 

 

 

 

Franklin County Offices  400 E Locust, Union, MO. 63084    hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM