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.

Resources

City of Dublin/Franklin County Municipal
Cindi Newsome, Dublin Advocate for Victims of Domestic Violence (Misdemeanor)
614-300-5921

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

  • Adult
    614.525.3555
  • Juvenile
    614.525.4440

Support, education, information and assistance to victims

Delaware City (Municipal Court) Prosecutor’s Office
740.203.1175

Delaware County Office of Victim Services (Felony)
Trish Wright, Director
tswright@co.delaware.oh.us
740.833.2712

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services
(Misdemeanor) /Offender Watch / Valerie Hooper, Supervisor
vhooper@co.delaware.oh.us
740.833.2845

Neddy Stark-Jones – Advocate
cstarkjones@co.delaware.oh.us
740-833-2843

Union County Prosecutor’s Office
937-645-4190

Cory Hamilton – Felony Court Advocate
chamilton@unioncountyohio.gov
937-645-4168

Catherine Weeks – Juvenile Court Advocate
cweeks@unioncountyohio.gov
937-645-4167

Elizabeth Clark – Municipal Court Advocate
eclark@unioncountyohoio.gov
937-645-4161

Lauren McDowell-Victim Advocate/Witness Coordinator
lmcdowell@unioncountyohio.gov
937-645-4163

Union County Victims of Crime Assistance – VOCA
937-645-4160

City Law Director’s Office-Municipal Court Prosecutor
937-645-7371

Marysville Municipal Court Clerk’s Office-Misdemeanor Crimes
937-644-9102

More Victim Support Services
Hands-On Central Ohio 24 hours
614-221-2255

New Directions Career Center
www.newdirectioncc.org
614-849-0028

Crime Victim Compensation
Ohio Victims of Crime Program
1-800-582-2877

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

Emergency Housing
CHOICES
614-224-4663

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

Syntero

Shannon Black-Dotson
614.889.5722
Public Safety Liaison
sblackdotson@syntero.org

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

Turning Point
800-232-6505

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. http://turningpoint6.org/services

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

Volunteers of America, Men’s Service Center
Emergency housing, meals and support services
614-224-8650

For All Homeless Shelters in the Columbus Area
1-888-474-4587

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

Counseling Services
Catholic Social Services
614-221-5891

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
614-722-6300

Individual, group and family counseling Nationwide Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health
614-355-8080

Counseling for families and assessment for children during divorce.  Family education and support groups.  CHOICES (Victims of Domestic Violence ONLY).
614-224-4663

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

Mt. Carmel Crime & Trauma Assistance Program
614-234-5900

Directions for Youth and Families
614-251-0103

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

Dublin Counseling Center
614-889-5722

Syntero, Dublin
614-889-5722

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
614-224-8374

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

Columbus Bar Association Lawyer Referral Services
614-221-0754

Capital Law School Family Advocacy Clinic
614-236-6779

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

Emergency Services
Life threatening Emergency Police, Fire, Medical
911

Dublin Police Non-Emergency
614-889-1112

Columbus Police Non-Emergency
614-645-4545

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
614-525-3333

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office
740-833-2800

Union County Sheriff’s Office
937-645-4100

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

Clerk of Courts
614-645-8186

CHOICES (Domestic Violence ONLY)
614-224-4663

Turning Point
800-232-6505

Net Care Access-Crisis & Assessment ONLY.
614-276-2773

Emergency
Phone: 911

Non-Emergency Service
Phone
: 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

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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.

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