Victim / Referral Services
The Victim/Witness Program, located in the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, 21 N. New Street, was implemented for the benefit of victims and witnesses of crime. Our program's goal is to reduce any confusion and trauma by explaining the criminal process and providing the services you are entitled to as victims and witnesses of crimes.
The Virginia VINELink homepage offers an on-line resource that allows you to search for information regarding current custody status of inmates serving sentences in Virginia local and regional jails and the Virginia Department of Corrections.
Local and regional jails will provide automated notification when an offender is released, transferred, or escapes. Virginia Department of Corrections will provide automated notification when a State sentenced offender is released, transferred, escapes, dies, or has a parole based event.
Being the victim of crime can be an overwhelming and difficult experience. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund (CICF) may be able to provide relief in the form of reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, funeral expenses, relocation, counseling costs and other “necessary and reasonable” expenditures that you have incurred.
Main Line: 540-887-3200 or 943-5515
TTY: 540-213-7348Emergency Services:
2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia.
2-1-1 VIRGINIA provides access to services in your community and statewide. All referrals are confidential and you can search for these same services on this 2-1-1 VIRGINIA Web site.
New Directions Center, Inc (Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault)
New Directions Center, Inc. a United Way agency, is a non-profit community organization which provides crisis intervention, emergency housing, food, clothing and transportation to women, children and men impacted by emotional, physical and sexual violence in the Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County and Highland County areas.
MADD (Mothers against Drunk Driving) provides information and networking for victims and family members. The site includes brochures and articles covering grief and healing, talking to children and teens about death, coping with serious injury, the criminal and civil court system, and other topics of interest.
Cyber Crimes and Identity Theft
The mission of the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is to provide the public with a reliable and convenient reporting mechanism to submit information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning suspected Internet-facilitated criminal activity and to develop effective alliances with industry partners. Information is processed for investigative and intelligence purposes for law enforcement and public awareness.
IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government's one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letter to guide you through the recovery process.
Children and Teens
To encourage positive interaction between youth and their community and foster healthy youth development and citizenship, through a combination of programming, advocacy, and partnerships which focus on promoting responsible behavior among youth, encouraging community responsiveness to youth issues, and empowering parents to embrace their role.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, (NCMEC), is a private, nonprofit organization created to serve as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, children including child victims as well as other professionals.
Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow -- all while having fun. It is truly The Positive Place For Kids.