The Victim’s Advocacy Office is available for emergency call-outs 24⁄7, (non-emergency: 765−662−9981 or 911 for emergencies) and pledges to make contact with all victims of violence.
The Victim’s Advocacy Office assists the team of advocates serving Grant County, and works closely with the Deputy Prosecutor, from the Grant County Prosecutor’s Office, to see that justice is served.
It is our top priority is to stress the importance of fostering a healthy relationship between all involved parties, and to assist individuals to find solutions and resources that will provide a promising future for their entire family.
- Explains the court process and terminology
- Keeps you informed of court dates and times
- Assists in filing protective orders
- Assists in filing paperwork for restitution, victim compensation, and victim impact statements
- Provides emotional support
How can you help in court?
- Dress neatly and be polite
- Be attentive
- Speak clearly and loudly
- Be honest and fair
- Answer all questions directly
- THINK before you speak
How the court procedure works:
- The case is filed with Grant County Prosecutor.
- The initial hearing takes place where the charges are read to the defendant (the defendant pleads guilty or not guilty).
- If a not guilty plea is entered, a trial date is set.
- The advocate will assist you and be with you throughout all of the court proceedings.
It may be difficult to reach out for help, but by contacting the Victim’s Advocacy Office, you will find that we can offer you support and information to helpful services that you may not know about. Many individuals are relieved to know our agency strives to make sure victims are helped, and receive the tools they need to overcome a less fortunate situation.