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    WITNESS VICTIM SERVICES

     

    Mission Statement: Since 1974, the Cuyahoga County Witness Victim Service Center has protected crime victims’ rights to receive advocacy, information, and access to community services.

    Overview: Ohio law provides victims with specific rights. The Witness/Victim Service Center promotes and preserves the rights of crime victims, including:

    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect
    • The right to be informed concerning the criminal justice process
    • The right to be heard in certain criminal court proceedings
    • The right to protection from intimidation and harm
    • The right to preservation of property and employment
    • The right to referral to available community resources

    Family Justice Center

    • Jill Smialek, Manager
      (216)443-7347

    The Family Justice Center is a partnership between the Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland. We can help with complex cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and stalking.

    Many people feel overwhelmed when trying to ask for help with these issues. If you have questions about how to live a life free of violence, please call or visit. A victim advocate can help you with protection orders, communication with the police or prosecutors, and access to counseling or other services.

    We have on-site partnerships with the Witness/Victim Service Center, Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, FrontLine Services, City of Cleveland Prosecutor, Cleveland Police, and the Division of Children & Family Services

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