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.

The CVS agency is run by a volunteer board of directors, including: 
 

    • Brad Brubaker, Lieutenant/911 Coordinator, Putnam County Sheriff's Office
    • Dave Ellerbrock, CPA, Donald Hohenbrink CPA Firm
    • Cammie Flores, FLR - United Insurance
    • Stacie Haines, Otterbein Cridersville
    • Tony Miller, Assistant Prosecutor, Allen County
    • Brett Rider, Allen County Sheriff's Office
    • Cyndi Scanland, Department Director, Allen County Children Services
    • Todd Schroeder, Putnam County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
    • Sandra Tate, Financial Analyst, General Dynamics
    • Bill Timmermeister, President, Lima Auto Mall  

Ex-Officio members include: 

    • Michael Chandler, Putnam County Sheriff
    • Juergen Waldick, Allen County Prosecuting Attorney
    • Sam Crish, Allen County Sheriff
    • Gary Lammers, Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney

The CVS staff are dedicated to education and compassionate services to victims of crime. All Victim Advocates are Licensed Social Workers or enrolled in Master of Social Work (MSW) programs.

David Voth is the Executive Director for both Allen and Putnam Counties (25 year award, 2010).

Allen County Staff

    • Phyllis Neff, Felony Victim Advocate and Program Supervisor (25 year award, 2013)
    • Trisha Yoxtheimer, Juvenile and Stalking Victim Advocate (10 year award, 2010)
    • Laurel Neufeld Weaver, Rape Crisis Coordinator  (5 year award 2012) 
    • Jean Slone, Administrative Manager (20 year award, 2013)
    • Greg Recker, Misdemeanor Victim Advocate
    • Lisa Baglien, Sexual Assault Advocate
    • Aryn Banks, Violence Prevention Educator
    • Autumn Swanson, CASA Director
    • Kim Affholder, CASA Volunteer Coordinator
    • Amy Weichart-Bayliff, CASA Volunteer Coordinator
    • Rory Stauber, Child Advocacy Center Director

Putnam County Staff

    • Deb Wyant, Felony Victim Advocate (15 year award, 2012)
    • Tammy Baumunk, Domestic Violence Victim Advocate  (5 year award 2010) 
    • Chasity Tietje, Victim Advocate and Program Supervisor

CVS is a member of or affiliated with:

    • United Way of Greater Lima
    • United Way of Putnam County
    • Ohio Domestic Violence Network
    • Ohio Mediation Association
    • Ohio Victim Witness Association
    • Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence
    • Ohio Network of Chilren's Advocay Center
    • Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services
    • Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere
    • National Center for Victims of Crime
    • National Organization for Victim Assistance
    • National Alliance on Mentat Illness
    • National Chilren's Alliance
    • Victim Offender Mediation Association
    • Northwest Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition
    • Allen County Council of Agencies
    • Family and Children First Council
    • Mothers Against Drunk Drivers