For Assistance in Allen County Call: 1-877-867-7273 For Assistance in Putnam County Call: 1-877-274-7471
Crime Victim Services (CVS) is a United Way based victim support program. CVS began in 1981 in Allen County as the second Victim Offender Mediation Program in the U.S., expanding to comprehensive victim services in 1985. The Putnam County office began in 1990, and is Ohio's only county with all victim services at one facility. The Family Justice Center for domestic violence victims in Putnam County opened in 2007.
In cooperation with felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile prosecutors and pre-sentence investigators, CVS provides the victim rights required in Ohio law and restitution documentation. CVS staff are licensed by the Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board.