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Victim Services Unit

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Our Mission

Our Mission: To treat victims with fairness, dignity and respect while providing them with information, access and support in partnership with law enforcement and the justice system. 

As a victim, you may experience:

  • Shock
  • Disbelief
  • Guilt
  • Shame or self-blame
  • Anger 
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Post-traumatic stress

We can provide the following services:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Trauma-infomed care
  • Safety planning
  • Criminal justice support
  • Referrals to community services
  • Access to information and application assistance

You may qualify for Alabama Crime Victims Compensation if:

  • The crime was reported to law enforcement within 72 hours.
  • An application for assistance is received within one year of the date of the crime. 
  • The victim cooperates with the investigation.
  • The victim did not contribute to the crime.


Click here to view the complete list of all your rights as a victim.


Any person who is an innocent victim of criminally injurious conduct and who has sustained personal injuries as a result; or the next-of-kin of a victim who died as a result of criminally injurious conduct. For more details, click here.

Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission Application

If you are in need assistance, reach out to one of our victim advocates. You may also email

MPD Victim advocates

Brandie Battiste, M.Ed., ALC | 251-208-6061

Stacey Dallas Woodyard, B.A. | 251-208-6390

Download Victim Services Unit Brochure

Join our cause 

National Crime Victims Rights Week

The Holiday Giving Tree and Lighting Ceremony

MPD Giving Tree Lighting Ceremony

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The Victim Services Unit is a program of the Mobile Police Department Office of Strategic Initiatives.