Crime knows no boundaries. It affects the young, the old, the rich, and the poor, rendering all of us potential victims. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the psychological, physical, and financial difficulties that crime victimization creates for victims and their families. If you are the victim of a crime, you are not alone. A Crime Victim Specialist is embedded in each one of the three substations. Often people who experience victimization are not prepared for the way it will impact their lives. MCSO Crime Victim Specialist are available to serve residents of Monroe County from the onset of victimization, by providing crisis intervention, support, assessment, information, and referrals in a manner that encourages a victim’s involvement and input.
Many times, individuals are not aware of their rights, how the criminal justice system works, or what type of resources are available to support or compensate them and their families. Crime Victim Specialists are available to help educate, guide, and support individuals aimed at responding to their unique needs. Services are based upon need and delivered without discrimination of age, race, gender, or religion.
For Monroe County Sheriff’s Victim Assistance Resources please contact:
Trying to carry the burden alone may be difficult. The MCSO Victim Assistance Program is here to help by offering assistance with:
- Crisis/short-term counseling
- Outreach through home or hospital visits
- Information and referrals to legal, financial and long-term counseling services
- Support through the criminal justice system
- Property recovery assistance
- Case status information
- Personal advocacy
- Assistance filing for victim compensation for out of pocket expenses
- Community information and referrals
Additional Resources for Victims of Crime:
Willow Domestic Violence Center
or Text 585-348-SAFE
Crisis intervention, emergency shelter for women and children, counseling, support groups, 24-hour hotline.