Victim Assistance

A partner in protecting your rights.

We’re here to help, whether you want to learn about your legal options, the many types of resources available to you, or just need someone to listen.  We will believe you and support you in every way we can.

We provide support to victims of rape and sexual abuse in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula Counties throughout the criminal justice process. Our Victim Specialists can help by providing you with support, knowledge and access to resources.

How We Can Help

We will believe you and help protect your rights. We’ll provide support and assistance to you and your family and friends, answering questions about the legal aspects of rape and sexual abuse, help facilitate communication between you, the courts and/or the police, accompany you to court and to visits with the police and your prosecutor, and help link you to other services if needed.

We won’t make your choices for you, give legal advice or release any information about you to anyone for any reason without your written consent. We’ll help you make informed decisions, understand your rights and your options, and help connect you to resources such as VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday).

Contact Us

To make an appointment with a Victim Specialist, contact us at (216) 619-6194, ext. 141, or request an appointment online. If you need immediate assistance outside of normal office hours, please call our 24-hour crisis and support hotline at (216) 619-6192 or (440) 423-2020 or chat online.