Discussion in 'Kentucky' started by christine2448, Sep 27, 2008.
Links to advocates & Crime Victim Resources. Also Domestic and Family Violence Resources
Kentucky - Office of Victims Advocacy
Mission of the Office of Victims Advocacy
The Office of Victims Advocacy within the Office of the Attorney General works to ensure justice and healing for Commonwealth's crime victims and to implement strategies to reduce the number of crime victims in the future.
Pursuant to KRS 421.500, referred to as the Victims' Bill of Rights of 1986, the Office of Victims Advocacy works to ensure crime victims are treated with respect and dignity as their case proceeds through the criminal justice system. The functions of the Office regarding crime victims' rights include:
notifying victims of criminal appeals;
publishing and distributing an information pamphlet for victims;
providing technical assistance to prosecutors on establishing victim assistance programs;
and providing other services for victims as requested by the prosecuting attorney.
Victims Bill of Rights
This has a ton of info in it!
Any person who is an innocent victim of a criminal act, including victims of drunk drivers, who suffered bodily or psychological injury or death, or who have lost earnings or support, as a result of the crime can apply. There are several requirements that must be met in order to receive benefits. Applications are available from your local police department, hospitals, County Attorney, Commonwealth Attorney, or Advocacy & Support Center. Claims must be filed with the Crime Victim’s Compensation Board, 130 Brighton Park Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601 or call 800-469-2120 for information.
Office of Victims Advocacy
Each year, the Office of the Attorney General publishes a Kentucky Crime Victims Bill of Rights Handbook. The complete version can be found online through the Kentucky Attorney General’s website at http://ag.ky.gov/victims/. The handbook outlines Kentucky laws that protect the rights of victims of crime, including children who have been sexually abused. Victims have a right to be free from harassment, intimidation, bribery, retaliation, and/or tampering by any parties involved in the case or crimes committed. If any of these actions occur, the victim or a representative should contact law enforcement immediately.
Kentucky Victim Assistance Resources
Kentucky Victim Resources
Kentucky Domestic Violence Resources
Resources by state on violence against women
Below is a list of resources for women who have experienced abuse.
If you do not find your state in this list, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) for assistance in locating programs in your area. You can reach the NDVH at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or TDD 800-787-3224.
Organizations are listed by state. The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are also included. Click on any state name to jump to its organizations. Click any organization name for program and contact information.
Kentucky Domestic Violence Association
PO Box 356
Frankfort, KY 40602
Fax: (502) 226-5382
Web site address: http://www.kdva.org
The mission of the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association is to ensure that the right to live free of any form of domestic abuse is valued, protected, and defended in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.