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Victim Assistance

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As the victim of a crime, you have certain constitutional and statutory rights under the law.  The Utah Council on Victims of Crime has created a document explaining these rights, as well as the responsibilities and expectations of government agencies involved in the criminal prosecution process.

Victim Advocates

South Salt Lake Victim Services is a team of four, committed to the work of victim advocacy and providing support to those who need it. With over 45 years of combined experience in victim and child advocacy, our team is prepared to provide guidance, resources, and referrals particular to your needs.

The team is very conscious of the unique dynamics of our South Salt Lake community, and works hard to maintain current and valuable information for our LGBTQIAP+, refugee and Non-English speaking populations. We have a full-time Spanish-speaking advocate, with team members specially versed in mental health, domestic violence, protective orders and housing resources.

South Salt Lake Crime Victim Advocates assist victims (and family members of victims) with the following types of crimes:

  • Assault
  • Child Abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • DUI-Fatal
  • Homicide
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stalking/Harassment
  • Suicide and other traumatic loss
  • Other violent crimes

Some of our services include:

  • Safety planning
  • Referrals to community resources and services
  • Counseling resources and referrals
  • Information about the criminal justice system
  • Resources for available financial assistance
  • Accompaniment to and support with court hearings as requested
  • Prevention work, including public presentations

Victim Advocate hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Call our main line at 801.412.3660 and our Spanish-speaking line at 801.412.3661. For non-emergency situations call 801.840.4000. To obtain a police report, reach out to our Records Division at 801.412.3600 or policerecords@sslc.com.

Local Resources

Chaplain

The South Salt Lake Police Chaplain Corps is a non-profit/volunteer organization that provides an interface with the secular and ministry worlds for the purpose of promoting tolerance and understanding. They work with members of the Victims Assistance Unit. Chaplains provide professional counsel to victims, family members, and co-workers involved in critical emergency situations and/or criminal incidents. The work of the Chaplain differs greatly from the work of the Pastor, Minister, or Bishop. The Pastor, Minister, or Bishop care for the spiritual needs of the congregation; whereas, the Chaplain must care for the needs of the secular world as well.

FAQs

How do I obtain a police report?

To obtain a police report, reach out to our Records Division at 801.412.3600 or policerecords@sslc.com.

If I’m a victim of a crime, do I need to pay for a copy of the police report?

No. Victims of crimes can receive a copy of their police report for free. Contact the Records Division at 801.412.3600 or policerecords@sslc.com for more information.

Do I need a lawyer to get a protective order?

No. You can apply for a protective order at the Legal Aid Society website.

Can I be compensated for expenses related to a crime committed against me?

In some cases, yes. To find out if you can be compensated for a crime committed against you, reach out to the Utah Office for Victims of Crime.

Where can I find additional information and services for domestic abuse?

https://www.domesticshelters.org/ provides excellent information regarding all aspects of domestic abuse. If you are the victim of domestic abuse, reach out to our team immediately.

Related Information

Contact Us

Main line: 801.412.3660
Spanish-speaking: 801.412.3661

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thinking of Leaving an Abusive Relationship

If you have been the victim of abuse or violence and would like to leave your current living situation, these resources can help:

Recommended Reading

 

  • Getting Free - Ginny NiCarthy
  • When Love Goes Wrong - Susan Schecter and Ann Jones
  • The Gift of Fear - Gavin DeBecker
  • When Dad Hurts Mom - Lundy Bancroft
  • Why Does He Do That - Lundy Bancroft
  • Verbal Abuse: Survivors Speak Out on Relationship and Recovery - Patricia Evans
Volunteering Opportunities

Those interested in volunteering with our team can email victimservices@sslc.com.