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Compensation & Assistance

All states receive Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds from OVC to help support local victim assistance and compensation programs.

There are resources in your immediate area that offer services to individuals who have been victimized by crime. Information about victim assistance in this state/territory can be obtained using the information listed below:

OVC Victim Assistance for Ohio
Phone: 1-800-582-2877
Fax: 614-752-2732
Web Site: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Services/Victims

You may be eligible for crime victim compensation benefits, including reimbursement for medical services, mental health counseling, lost wages, and other costs incurred as a result of the crime. Information about compensation in this state/territory can be obtained using the information listed below:

OVC Victim Compensation for Ohio
Phone: 1-800-582-2877
Fax: 614-752-2732
Web Site: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Services/Victims

To locate additional services in your area, search OVC’s Online Directory of Crime Victim Services.

Programs

Below is a sampling of programs listed in your state/territory. For a comprehensive list of services in your area, conduct a search of OVC’s Online Directory of Crime Victim Services. This comprehensive and user-friendly database is searchable by location, type of victimization, type of agency, and available services.

LUCAS COUNTY JUVENILE COURT
1801 Spielbusch Avenue, TOLEDO, oh, 43604
(419) 213-6787
Expertise in : Assault, Child Physical Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Telephone Contacts

LAKE CO COMMITTEE ON FAMILY VIOLFORBES HOUSE
P. O. BOX 702, PAINESVILLE, oh, 44077
(440) 357-7321
Agency Type: Shelter
Expertise in : Domestic Violence
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Crisis Hotline Counseling, Emergency Legal Advocacy, Follow-up Contact, Group Therapy, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Shelter/Safe House, Telephone Contacts

FAIRFIELD COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
201 SOUTH BROAD ST FOURTH FLFOURTH FLOOR, LANCASTER, oh, 43130
(740) 681-4734
Agency Type: Prosecution
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Adults Molested As Children, Assault, Child Physical Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI Crashes, Elder Abuse, Non-Violent Crimes, Robbery, Survivors Of Homicide
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Crisis Counseling, Follow-up Contact, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Telephone Contacts

VILLAGE OF CHARDON
117 SOUTH ST., STE 208, CHARDON, oh, 44024
(440) 286-8074
Agency Type: Prosecution
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Assault, Child Physical Abuse, Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI Crashes, Elder Abuse, Non-Violent Crimes, Robbery, Survivors Of Homicide
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Emergency Legal Advocacy, Follow-up Contact, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Telephone Contacts

SERENITY HOUSE INC
P. O. BOX 454, GALLIPOLIS, oh, 45631
(740) 446-6752
Agency Type: Shelter
Expertise in : Domestic Violence
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Crisis Hotline Counseling, Emergency Legal Advocacy, Follow-up Contact, Group Therapy, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Shelter/Safe House, Telephone Contacts

VOCA Reports

Ohio State Wide Assistance Report
The annual state performance report for the Ohio assistance program.

Ohio State Wide Compensation Report
The annual state performance report for the Ohio compensation program.

Visit the Statewide VOCA Analysis U.S. Index page to see a listing (by city) of VOCA Victim Assistance grants/programs within each state and U.S. territory.

Events

The 2015 Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute
Columbus, OH
From 07/06/2015 To 07/24/2015

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Victims’ Rights

Search Victim Law to access victims’ rights statutes, tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and case summaries of related court decisions. Funded by OVC, VictimLaw is a comprehensive, user-friendly, on-line database that provides ready access to information that can advance the cause of crime victims’ rights by facilitating the exercise, implementation, and enforcement of those rights.

Statistics

Homicide Trends and Characteristics by State
http://www.bjs.gov/content/homicide/overview.cfm
This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) tool provides data at the state-level related to homicides, including the number of victims, demographic data (age, race, and gender), and weapon involvement.

National Crime Victimization Survey
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is the Nation’s primary source of information on criminal victimization. Each year, data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of 76,000 households comprising nearly 135,300 persons on the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. The survey enables the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to estimate the likelihood of victimization by rape, sexual assault, robbery, assault, theft, household burglary, and motor vehicle theft for the population as a whole as well as for segments of the population such as women, the elderly, members of various racial groups, city dwellers, or other groups.

State Statistical Analysis Center
State specific justice statistics are available from your state’s Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). Contact information for each state’s SAC is available from the Justice Research and Statistics Association.

Uniform Crime Reports
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program compiles data from state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. These data are presented annually in UCR publications such as Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted.

Uniform Crime Reports Data Analysis Tool
http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Data Analysis Tool facilitates a state-level search of violent and property crime data across a number of years. Custom data tables are available by State including U.S. totals (since 1960), and by reporting local agency (since 1985). 

Victim Notification

Victims of an offender in Ohio’s prisons or under the supervision of the Adult Parole Authority are able to register with the Office of Victim Services,Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, to receive notification of—

  • The offender’s date to be released from prison;
  • Upcoming hearings (including parole, transitional control, and clemency);
  • Results of hearings;
  • The offender’s escape from custody;
  • The offender’s involvement in Intensive Program Prison (IPP);
  • The offender’s death;
  • The offender’s scheduled execution date, in death penalty cases;
  • The offender’s return to a county for a local hearing;
  • The offender’s status regarding transfer to another state for community supervision (Interstate Compact).
To register for notification, visit the Office of Victim Services Web site and download the “Victim Notification” form or call at 1-888-VICTIM4 (842-8464).

VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.

The Victim Notification System (VNS) is a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the United States Attorneys’ offices, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). This free, computer-based system provides important information to victims of federal crimes. In many cases you will receive letters generated through VNS containing information about the events pertaining to your case and/or any defendants in the case. This information is also available in English and Spanish on the Internet and through a toll-free telephone number (Call Center).

Victims' Rights Compliance

Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman, Executive Office for United States Attorneys
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has established the Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman to receive and investigate complaints filed by crime victims against its employees. If you are a crime victim and you believe that a DOJ employee violated or failed to provide you with one or more of your rights, you may file a complaint. A crime victim includes any person who has been directly and proximately harmed as a result of the commission of a Federal offense or an offense in the District of Columbia.

Compensation & Assistance

All states receive Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds from OVC to help support local victim assistance and compensation programs.

There are resources in your immediate area that offer services to individuals who have been victimized by crime. Information about victim assistance in this state/territory can be obtained using the information listed below:

OVC Victim Assistance for Ohio
Phone: 1-800-582-2877
Fax: 614-752-2732
Web Site: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Services/Victims

You may be eligible for crime victim compensation benefits, including reimbursement for medical services, mental health counseling, lost wages, and other costs incurred as a result of the crime. Information about compensation in this state/territory can be obtained using the information listed below:

OVC Victim Compensation for Ohio
Phone: 1-800-582-2877
Fax: 614-752-2732
Web Site: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Services/Victims

To locate additional services in your area, search OVC’s Online Directory of Crime Victim Services.

Programs

Below is a sampling of programs listed in your state/territory. For a comprehensive list of services in your area, conduct a search of OVC’s Online Directory of Crime Victim Services. This comprehensive and user-friendly database is searchable by location, type of victimization, type of agency, and available services.

LUCAS COUNTY JUVENILE COURT
1801 Spielbusch Avenue, TOLEDO, oh, 43604
(419) 213-6787
Expertise in : Assault, Child Physical Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Telephone Contacts

LAKE CO COMMITTEE ON FAMILY VIOLFORBES HOUSE
P. O. BOX 702, PAINESVILLE, oh, 44077
(440) 357-7321
Agency Type: Shelter
Expertise in : Domestic Violence
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Crisis Hotline Counseling, Emergency Legal Advocacy, Follow-up Contact, Group Therapy, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Shelter/Safe House, Telephone Contacts

FAIRFIELD COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
201 SOUTH BROAD ST FOURTH FLFOURTH FLOOR, LANCASTER, oh, 43130
(740) 681-4734
Agency Type: Prosecution
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Adults Molested As Children, Assault, Child Physical Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI Crashes, Elder Abuse, Non-Violent Crimes, Robbery, Survivors Of Homicide
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Crisis Counseling, Follow-up Contact, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Telephone Contacts

VILLAGE OF CHARDON
117 SOUTH ST., STE 208, CHARDON, oh, 44024
(440) 286-8074
Agency Type: Prosecution
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Assault, Child Physical Abuse, Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI Crashes, Elder Abuse, Non-Violent Crimes, Robbery, Survivors Of Homicide
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Emergency Legal Advocacy, Follow-up Contact, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Telephone Contacts

SERENITY HOUSE INC
P. O. BOX 454, GALLIPOLIS, oh, 45631
(740) 446-6752
Agency Type: Shelter
Expertise in : Domestic Violence
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Crisis Hotline Counseling, Emergency Legal Advocacy, Follow-up Contact, Group Therapy, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Shelter/Safe House, Telephone Contacts

VOCA Reports

Ohio State Wide Assistance Report


The annual state performance report for the Ohio assistance program.

Ohio State Wide Compensation Report


The annual state performance report for the Ohio compensation program.

Events

The 2015 Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute
Columbus, OH
From 07/06/2015 To 07/24/2015

Victims’ Rights

Search VictimLaw to access victims’ rights statutes, tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and case summaries of related court decisions. Funded by OVC, VictimLaw is a comprehensive, user-friendly, on-line database that provides ready access to information that can advance the cause of crime victims’ rights by facilitating the exercise, implementation, and enforcement of those rights.

Statistics

Homicide Trends and Characteristics by State
http://www.bjs.gov/content/homicide/overview.cfm
This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) tool provides data at the state-level related to homicides, including the number of victims, demographic data (age, race, and gender), and weapon involvement.

National Crime Victimization Survey
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is the Nation’s primary source of information on criminal victimization. Each year, data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of 76,000 households comprising nearly 135,300 persons on the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. The survey enables the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to estimate the likelihood of victimization by rape, sexual assault, robbery, assault, theft, household burglary, and motor vehicle theft for the population as a whole as well as for segments of the population such as women, the elderly, members of various racial groups, city dwellers, or other groups.

State Statistical Analysis Center
State specific justice statistics are available from your state’s Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). Contact information for each state’s SAC is available from the Justice Research and Statistics Association.

Uniform Crime Reports
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program compiles data from state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. These data are presented annually in UCR publications such as Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted.

Uniform Crime Reports Data Analysis Tool
http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Data Analysis Tool facilitates a state-level search of violent and property crime data across a number of years. Custom data tables are available by State including U.S. totals (since 1960), and by reporting local agency (since 1985). 

Victim Notification

Victims of an offender in Ohio’s prisons or under the supervision of the Adult Parole Authority are able to register with the Office of Victim Services,Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, to receive notification of—

  • The offender’s date to be released from prison;
  • Upcoming hearings (including parole, transitional control, and clemency);
  • Results of hearings;
  • The offender’s escape from custody;
  • The offender’s involvement in Intensive Program Prison (IPP);
  • The offender’s death;
  • The offender’s scheduled execution date, in death penalty cases;
  • The offender’s return to a county for a local hearing;
  • The offender’s status regarding transfer to another state for community supervision (Interstate Compact).
To register for notification, visit the Office of Victim Services Web site and download the “Victim Notification” form or call at 1-888-VICTIM4 (842-8464).

VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.

The Victim Notification System (VNS) is a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the United States Attorneys’ offices, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). This free, computer-based system provides important information to victims of federal crimes. In many cases you will receive letters generated through VNS containing information about the events pertaining to your case and/or any defendants in the case. This information is also available in English and Spanish on the Internet and through a toll-free telephone number (Call Center).

Victims’ Rights Compliance

Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman, Executive Office for United States Attorneys
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has established the Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman to receive and investigate complaints filed by crime victims against its employees. If you are a crime victim and you believe that a DOJ employee violated or failed to provide you with one or more of your rights, you may file a complaint. A crime victim includes any person who has been directly and proximately harmed as a result of the commission of a Federal offense or an offense in the District of Columbia.