criminal Division - domestic violence victim assistance

Domestic Violence is any alleged criminal wrongdoing or offense which occurs between parties who have been involved with each other in terms of sexual intimacy, dating, co-habitating, marriage and/or having children together.  This includes heterosexual and homosexual relationships.  The most commonly seen crime(s) committed include, but are not limited to, the following:

Domestic Battery
Battery (DV)
Invasion of Privacy
Criminal Trespass
Criminal Mischief
Criminal Recklessness
Pointing a Firearm
Interference with the Reporting of a Crime
Residential Entry
Criminal Confinement
Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Our mission is to effectively prosecute and/or address the overall community problem of Domestic Violence by holding the perpetrator accountable for his/her actions and by promoting the safety, well-being and/or best interests of the victim, the victim’s child(ren) and the community at large.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a crime...

Additionally, the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) has created the VictimConnect Resource Center, which is a is a place for victims of all crime to learn about their rights and options—confidentially and compassionately.  VictimConnect can be accessed anywhere in the United States through a traditional telephone-based helpline and innovative text and online chat services Monday through Friday. Services are available in English and Spanish and interpreters for more than 200 languages can be accessed. Victim assistance specialists help people who reach out find appropriate national, local, or online resources.  Additionally, has information regarding types of crime, crime statistics, and maintains a searchable online directory for crime victim service providers. 

The contact information for the helpline is: 

Phone & Text Helpline: 1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)