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Victim Advocate Program
The purpose of the Victim Advocate Program is to assist, inform, and support victims of crime. This program is funded by the Department of Public Safety.
Basic Rights of Crime Victims
- The right to be informed of your case status.
- The right to be notified of the release of the offender of dangerous felonies and other crimes.
- The right to be informed of the availabilty of Vicitm Compensation Assistance, Emergency Crisis Intervention, and available help from Social Services and Volunteer Agencies.
Crime Victim Information
If you are the victim of a violent crime and suffer physical injury or the family member or dependent of a deceased victim, you may be eligible for compensation for medical and counseling costs, lost wages, funeral expenses, etc. Property losses are not covered. Application forms are available by contacting:
Phelps County Sheriff's Dept. Jane Heron, Victim Advocate 573-364-1818
Crime Victim's Comp. Program 1-800-347-6881
For More Information regarding the Victim Advocate Program contact:
Jane Herron, Victim Advocate 573-364-1818 ext. 528
Phelps County Family Crisis Services
The Russell House
For Victims of Domestic Violence
Crisis Line 573-364-0222
Family Oriented Counseling Services
Coordinates Children's Services and Provides Full-Service Mental Health Center, including Psychiatric, Psychological and Community Service
573-364-7551 or 800-356-5395
Rolla Psychological Association
Private, For Profit, Mental Health Clinic
Meramec Legal Aid
Provides Legal Advice and Information Regarding Laws
573-364-3655 or 800-999-0249
For Sexual Abuse Survivors:
Mothers and Children