Victim Advocacy Services
Victims of crime in Nebraska are served by a range of Victim/Witness Assistant Programs and DSV Victim Advocacy Programs.
Victim/Witness Assistance Programs
Local Victim/Witness Assistant Programs serve victims of all crimes in their area. These are programs typically located in a local law enforcement agency or county attorney's office, and most often work with victims or witnesses in criminal cases. They can assist by providing information on investigation status, charges filed, court dates and assistance with protection orders. They also ensure that victims of crime know their rights, and that their voices are heard as part of the criminal justice process.
Not all counties in Nebraska have a Victim/Witness Assistance Program. Please select the link at right to see if there is a program in your area.
DSV Victim Advocacy Programs
Nebraska has a network of programs is designed to provide emergency services, information and assistance to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Although some services vary throughout the state, the network of programs service all 93 counties. All programs provide the following services at a minimum:
- 24 Hour Crisis Line
- Legal Referrals & Assistance with Protection Orders
- Emergency Shelter
- Ongoing Support & Information
- Medical Advocacy & Referrals
- Education & Prevention Programs
Please select the link at right to learn more about Nebraska's Network of DSV Victim Advocacy Programs, and to find one near you.
The Nebraska State Patrol frequently works to collaborate with the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, as well as the Nebraska Coalition for Victims of Crime. These organizations represent local service programs on the state level. Please follow the links below to learn more about these organizations.