The City of Chillicothe and Ross County would like
to make you aware of Your Rights as a Victim. As a victim,
you can be:
- assisted by a victim advocate
- helped by mental health professionals
- made aware of the "court process" ranging from arrest,
court procedures, to convictions and after care
If you are the victim of a crime, you may be experiencing feelings
of anger, denial, embarrassment, fear, guilt, even powerlessness
as well as an increase in stress reactions such as confused thinking,
dizzy spells, feeling overwhelmed, depression, panic, agitation,
withdrawl from others and changes in sleeping and eating habits.
Although seemingly extreme, these are normal reations to a tramatic
event. In some cases, they interfere with normal patterns of life.
The Crisis Center of Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center,
is staffed 24 hours a day to offer help to persons experiencing
these and other stress reactions and can be reached by calling (740)
773-4357. For appointments with counselors and other Mental
Health Services call (740) 775-1260.
The Cycle of
Phase I - Tension Building
Phase II - The Battering Occurs
Phase III - The Honeymoon Stage
The Victim Advocate of the Chillicothe Municipal Court would
also like to advise you on our services for you as a victim. First
and foremost, we want you to know We Care!
Some services we offer to victims of crimes include:
- helping you understand the court process;
- providing crisis intervention;
- reference to other agencies - so all needs are met;
- providing court escort, support, and in general "listening
to your needs and concerns";
- helping you complete Victims of Crime Compensation Claims
if you qualify.
Remember, help is here. If you need some help, contact
Jeanie Strong at (740) 773-3515 ext 131. Don't forget, as a victim you have the right
- Confidential Counseling
Freedom from intimidation, humiliation,
|The Ross County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
and Phoenix House:
|| (740) 773-4357
|Ohio Attorney General Crime
|YOU DON'T HAVE TO
TAKE IT !