VICTIMS HAVE RIGHTS TOO! Carroll County Victim Assistance Program 119 S. Lisbon St., Suite 402 Courthouse Carrollton, Ohio 44615
TO ENSURE THE RIGHTS OF ALL VICTIMS OF CRIMES IN CARROLL COUNTY WHILE INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
Services provided by Carroll County Victims Assistance:
Short Term Crisis Intervention
Shelter-Safe House Referrals
Criminal Justice Support
Therapy & Group Referrals
Victim Waiting Room
Assistance in Filing Victim Reparations Claims
Domestic Violence Support Groups
LAWS PERTAINING TO CRIME VICTIMS:
Senate Bill 186 enacted in 1994- Established rights for victims of crimes in most cases to have notice of all hearings, be represented in court and to be notified of an offenders status while in prison. House Bill 335- Preferred arrest policy- placed the burden of arrest upon the law enforcement office, not the victim of domestic violence. Senate Bill 2 enacted in 1996- Truth in Sentencing- actual prison time, no early releases for offenders. Megan's Law, 1997- Established sex offenders registration. Senate Bill 5- Made significant changes to improve Ohio's sex offender registration and notification law. House Bill 490- Enhancement of Megan's Law. Senate Bill 9- Act of domestic violence in the presence of children may lead to longer incarceration. Senate Bill 50- Modifies the list of prior offenses that enhance the penalty for domestic violence.