Victim Services Unit


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
  • Violation
  • Difficutly sleeping
  • Post-traumatic stress

We can provide the following services:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Trauma-informed 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.

Take a look at 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


  • Stacey Dallas Woodyard, Victim Advocate Coordinator
  • Brandie Battiste, Victim Advocate
  • Emma Kate Hancock, Victim Advocate

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

Commander Curtis Graves - 251.208.6382

Sergeant Jeremy March - 251.208.1016

Detective Nathaniel McCarty - 251.208.7727




United Way 2-1-1 connects you with a trained referral specialist who will direct you to an agency that can help almost any situation.