Victims Advocate Program

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Advocates are ready to help with the needs of crime victims. Advocates also help with community outreach. Victims Advocates can assist with the following:

  •  In-Person consultations to help answer questions and explain how the court process works.
  •  Connecting victims to county and state resources.
  • Providing relevant information to assist with victim needs.
  • Attend court appearances and assist with the judicial process.
  • Assuring that victims are aware of all their rights provided under the law.
  • Provide resources to Mayfield Heights residents that may need assistance with basic needs.

Important Resources

Journey for Safety and Healing 
(formerly Domestic Violence Hotline)

Food Pantry
Our Savior Lutheran Church Food Pantry

Lifeline for Health & Human Services
Dial 211

Victim Advocacy Survey 
Take the survey here

Victims Rights Toolkit

With the passage of Marsy's Law, it is extremely important for victims to have access to updated victims' rights laws. The Victims Right Toolkit is the best resource to help Ohio, and federal crime victims understand and exercise their legal rights. In the Toolkit, you'll find nearly everything victims need to know about their rights from the time of the first report to a hospital or police through investigation, prosecution, incarceration, and post-release control. The Toolkit provides victims with information and tools to protect and enforce their rights, such as:

  • Ohio and federal crime victims' rights laws (explaining them in layman's terms with links to the Ohio Revised Code)
  • Best practices
  • Form letters to help victims exercise their rights (yes, sometimes victims have to request their rights).