Crime Victim Services

As a victim of crime, you have constitutionally protected rights. Some rights are automatic. Some rights require your request. This form provides important information about your rights. This form is NOT a public record. If you are a victim of an offense of violence, sexually oriented offense, or protection order violation, law enforcement will review this form with you and ask you to complete this form so that criminal justice officials know which rights you wish to exercise. Law enforcement will provide you a copy of the form. These rights also apply to victims of all other criminal offenses. Law enforcement will provide victims of all other offenses information on how to access the form online or provide a printed form, upon request. 

Protection Orders

There are four types of protection orders: The Domestic Violence Temporary Protection Order (DVTPO), the Criminal Protection Order (CRPO), the Stalking Sexually Oriented Offender Protection Order (SSOOPO) and the Civil Protection Order (CPO).

Criminal Protection Orders

(DVTPO/CRPO) If you are considered a Family/Household Member*, you may be eligible to request a protection order (DVTPO) if the defendant (offender) is charged with: domestic violence, assault, menacing by stalking, aggravated trespass.  If you are NOT considered as a family/household member, you may be eligible for a criminal protection order (CRPO) if the defendant (offender) is charged with: assault, felonious assault, menacing by stalking, aggravated menacing, menacing, aggravated trespass or any sexually oriented offense under ORC 2950.01.

Civil Protection Orders (SSOPO/CPO) a Stalking Sexually Oriented Offender Protection Order (SSOOPO) is issued when sexually oriented crimes or stalking crimes have been committed but charges are not required.  A Civil Protection Order (CPO) is filed to protect victims of domestic violence where charges are not required.

*A Family/Household Member is defined by 2919.25(F)(1) as any one of the following who is residing with or has resided with the offender. A spouse, person living as a spouse, former spouse , a child or parent of the offender or spouse, natural parent of a child when the offender is the other parent.

*A victim advocate can assist you on how to obtain a protection order. 

Crime Victim Restitution Amount Summary Form

Victims of a criminal offense have a constitutional right to receive full restitution from the person who committed the criminal offense or delinquent act against them. Victims may choose to seek restitution, but do not have to. Restitution may be awarded to the victim’s estate if the victim is deceased.

This form is designed to assist you in gathering information to present at a restitution hearing after the offender has been found guilty or adjudicated delinquent. Restitution does not necessarily cover every loss suffered by the victim. The victim retains the ability to seek damages from the offender in a civil action if necessary.


City of Dublin/Franklin County Municipal
Cindi Newsome, Dublin Advocate for Victims of Domestic Violence (Misdemeanor)

Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office
Victim Witness Assistance Unit (Felony)

  • Adult
  • Juvenile

Support, education, information and assistance to victims

Delaware City (Municipal Court) Prosecutor’s Office

Delaware County Office of Victim Services (Felony)
Trish Wright, Director

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services
(Misdemeanor) /Offender Watch / Valerie Hooper, Supervisor

Neddy Stark-Jones – Advocate

Union County Prosecutor’s Office

Cory Hamilton – Felony Court Advocate

Catherine Weeks – Juvenile Court Advocate

Elizabeth Clark – Municipal Court Advocate

Lauren McDowell-Victim Advocate/Witness Coordinator

Union County Victims of Crime Assistance – VOCA

City Law Director’s Office-Municipal Court Prosecutor

Marysville Municipal Court Clerk’s Office-Misdemeanor Crimes

More Victim Support Services
Hands-On Central Ohio 24 hours

New Directions Career Center

Crime Victim Compensation
Ohio Victims of Crime Program

May provide reimbursement for out-of-pocket personal injury expenses caused by a crime.  Lost, damaged or stolen property is not covered. 

Emergency Housing

(Victims of Domestic Violence ONLY) 24 hour service. Emergency shelter, counseling, crisis hotline, outreach counseling at hospital locations, referral information and victim advocacy. 


Shannon Black-Dotson
Public Safety Liaison

Dublin Police private partner linking people with mental and behavioral health services and resources. Find more information and the list of resources at

Turning Point

Emergency Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence and other services for Union and Delaware County. Texting Services available-text turningpoint, turning point, tphelp, or turning to 20121.

Vine (Victim Notification Network)
A resource to keep victims informed of the offender’s status and when they are released from custody.

Volunteers of America, Men’s Service Center
Emergency housing, meals and support services

For All Homeless Shelters in the Columbus Area

Medical Services
All Columbus Area hospitals provide referral and social service support for crime victims.

Counseling Services
Catholic Social Services

Family counseling. Individual, group, marriage and substance abuse counseling.  Crisis intervention.  Emergency housing.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Clinical Social Work)
8:30-5:00, Monday through Friday

Individual, group and family counseling Nationwide Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health

Counseling for families and assessment for children during divorce.  Family education and support groups.  CHOICES (Victims of Domestic Violence ONLY).

Individual and group counseling at Riverside, and CHOICES Administrative Offices.

Mt. Carmel Crime & Trauma Assistance Program

Directions for Youth and Families

Alcohol, drug and individual counseling.  Family life education and home management.

Dublin Counseling Center

Syntero, Dublin

Individual, group & family counseling for youth & adult – includes marital and substance/alcohol abuse counseling. Southeast, Inc. 614-444-0800

Legal Services
The Legal Aid Society of Columbus

Provides free and reduced fee representation and referrals for low income persons in civil matters.

Columbus Bar Association Lawyer Referral Services

Capital Law School Family Advocacy Clinic

Provides council to victims of domestic violence for all legal issues.

Emergency Services
Life threatening Emergency Police, Fire, Medical

Dublin Police Non-Emergency

Columbus Police Non-Emergency

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

Union County Sheriff’s Office

Columbus City Prosecutor’s Office Domestic Violence and Anti-Stalking Unit 614-645-6232

Clerk of Courts

CHOICES (Domestic Violence ONLY)

Turning Point

Net Care Access-Crisis & Assessment ONLY.

Phone: 911

Non-Emergency Service
: 614.889.1112

Dublin Justice Center
Address: 6565 Commerce Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614.410.4800 | Fax: 614.761.6535

Justice Center Hours: Open 24/7
Records Department Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Court Services
Phone: 614.410.4920 | Fax: 614.761.6598

Email Dublin Police
Contact the Dublin Police Department via email.

Submit an Anonymous Tip
Submit an anonymous tip to the Dublin Police regarding crime.       

Submit Traffic Complaint
Fill out a traffic complaint; this is NOT live monitored.

Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

Submit a Public Records Request

Report an Issue
Request a service or report an Issue.

Tell Dublin
Send us your public input.

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