Victim Services

The Columbus Division of Police Victim/Witness Services Unit is a part of the Homicide Bureau. The primary goal of the unit is to assist victims/witnesses that are affected by a violent crime, and assist victims/witnesses to regain normalcy in their lives. We hope to empower them to overcome the negative circumstances they have experienced which may have resulted in physical, mental, and financial trauma.

The Victim/Witness Services Unit will:

  • Provide copy of the Victim Rights Information.
  • Provide the victim/witnesses with a list of services or resources that may help them following a traumatic incident.
  • Provide a point of contact and maintain a positive relationship with victim/witnesses.
  • Be a liaison between the Victim and Detectives working on their case.
  • Work with local Victim/Witness advocate groups and speak with the community at various times about what the unit provides.

Victim / Witness Service Brochure(PDF, 1MB)


Ohio Victims’ of Crime Compensation Program
(614) 466-5610
Specific Case Information (Toll-free): 800-582-2877
General Information (Toll-free): 877-584-2846 (877-5VICTIM)

Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center

VINE is a free, secure, and confidential way to access custody status and criminal case information. Register for notifications and stay informed.
Ohio VINE : 1-800-770-0192

Elder Abuse
Elder Abuse & Scams Links(PDF, 386KB)

Victim Rights Information

Columbus City Attorney Resources

Franklin County Resources

Ohio Attorney General

Attorney General Crime Victim Assistance Office
(614) 466-5610