Victims of Crime: Rights and Services

 We are working to improve the response to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking & strangulation cases in Clark County. Our team of professionals are here to help protect and serve victims, build trust, and restore hope!

 The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has recently formed a team of professionals who are working to improve the response to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking & strangulation cases in Clark County. We will see if criminal charges can be brought against those who hurt you, but we need your help. We would like to talk to you about what happened. It is important to tell us the truth. If you are afraid of someone, please tell us. We will work to protect you and your family. 

Our team will follow up with victims of these crimes and help them to get the services they want / need. We believe that all victims of these crimes deserve full, compassionate responses and access to quality services.


 Pictured left to right: Deputy Amanda Mitchell & Sergeant Denise Jones

 Victims of Crime Have Rights:

  • Right to be treated with fairness and respect regarding your safety, dignity, and privacy.
  • Reasonable protection from the accused or anyone acting on his or her behalf.
  • Refuse to answer questions from the offender or any person representing the offender.
  • Proceedings that are free from unreasonable delay and a prompt conclusion of the case.
  • Receive full and timely restitution.
  • Access to the attorney for the government. Victim’s of Crime May Request Their Right To:
  • A timely notice of all public proceedings involving the crime against you and attend them.
  • Speak at any proceeding involving an offender’s release, plea, sentencing, disposition, or parole.
  • Receive notice if the offender is released or escapes.
  • Assert these rights yourself, through a representative, or by asking the prosecuting attorney. If your relief is denied, you may appeal to your local district court of appeals. Victim Notification Register through the Ohio VINE program for timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. You can register to be notified by phone, email, text message (SMS) or TTY device when an offender’s custody status changes. Visit the Attorney General Website for more information


Deputy Amanda Mitchell
Email Amanda Mitchell

Sergeant Denise Jones
Email Denise Jones

120 North Fountain Avenue
Springfield, Ohio 45502


Check out our Brochure (PDF)

Additional Resources / Links about Victim’s Rights: Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center

Ohio Crime Victims Compensation Program 

If you or your family members are innocent victims of a violent crime, financial assistance may be available. For specific questions, call the Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-582-2877.

The Ohio Crime Victims Compensation Program, which is administered by the Ohio Attorney General with court review provided by the Ohio Court of Claims, reimburses crime victims, their families and others who may incur specific expenses resulting from a crime of violence. These expenses may include medical bills, lost wages, counseling and funeral expenses, although the program was recently amended to also include the following expenses: hearing aids, dental aids, glasses, walkers and wheelchairs. Reimbursement for these expenses is considered after all payments or adjustments from insurance providers or other available sources have been made. Find more information