Victim Services

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 or refer to the Victim Packet FAQ.

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:

  • Missouri Victim Automated Notification System (MoVANS)
    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.
    1-866-5-MOVANS (1-866-566-8267)
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
    St. Louis Region, 10521 St. Charles Rock Road, Ste. 1,St. Ann, MO 63126
    314-426-1595
  • Missouri Victim Assistance Network (MoVA)
  • Casenet
    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)
  • 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
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP)
  • ALIVE (alternatives to living in violent environments)
    for victims of domestic/family violence
    636-583-9863 or 1-800-941-9144
  • United Way
    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.
    211 or1-800-427-4626
  • Children's Advocacy Center (CAC)
    1-636-586-1806
    106 N. Mill St

     Festus, MO 63028