About the Sherman County Victims' Assistance Program
We are here to support anyone who is a victim of crime in Sherman County. A "victim," by our definition, is a person who has suffered financial, social, psychological, or physical harm as a result of a crime and, in the case of a homicide, is a member of the immediate family of the victim.
Our Mission Statement:
The mission of the Sherman County Victims' Assistance Program is to reduce the trauma of crime on victims' lives by providing comprehensive services which promote self-knowledge and healthy coping in a compassionate, respectful, and devoted manner. Advocates provide 100% confidential and free advocacy services, support in navigating the criminal justice system, and responsive assistance to enhance each victim's sense of security.
Services Provided (including but not limited to):
- Inform victims of their rights and help them to invoke and uphold those rights
- Notify victims of court hearings and case status
- Accompany victims to court during all stages of the criminal justice process
- Assist with requesting restitution and filling out the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program application
- Provide safety planning and referrals to community resources
- Assist victims whose protective orders have been violated.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, sex or age.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write Office of Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S Department of Justice (OCR), 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TTY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech) or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).