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Victim Services Unit

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.

If you are in need of services, contact us at 251-208-6384 or email

Download Victim Services Unit Brochure

The Victim Services Unit is a program of the Office of Strategic Initiatives. Download brochure here