Helping you stay safe.
Serving Allen and Putnam Counties, Ohio.
Crime Victim Services assists with emergency shelters in area safe homes for domestic violence victims and their children. While in shelter, victims will be provided with a supportive environment where they are kept safe, can gather their thoughts and think of their options.
24 Hour Crisis Line
For domestic violence victims Crime Victim Services provides 24 hour crisis response. Please call 419-523-1111.
The goal of Crime Victim Services' Transitional Housing program is to provide victims of domestic violence and their children with safe, affordable and temporary housing, as well as empower women and children to take control of their lives by providing a wide range of services, such as safety planning, shelter, advocacy, education and support, so that women may become self-sufficient and live a life free from violence.
CVS assists domestic violence victims in obtaining Temporary Protection Orders (TPO) when criminal domestic violence charges are filed. CVS can also assist victims in obtaining Civil Protection Orders (CPO), whether domestic violence charges are filed or not.
Crime Victim Services informs victims and witnesses about their opportunities to participate in the court process and assists victims in providing oral or written impact statements that include information about the physical, emotional and financial effects of the crime, special circumstances such as cruelty or vulnerability and victim options regarding plea negotiations, sentences, release from prison and fear of the defendant.
Using letters, brochures or telephone calls, CVS also notifies victims and witnesses of critical hearings, changes to that date, the outcome of the case (including decisions to drop the case, divert it, or transfer it to a different court) and the sentence (often including a certified journal entry). CVS answers questions about the process of testifying and attempts to resolve other problems that might discourage appearance at court (transportation, employer of school intervention, victim intimidation).