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Marsy's Law

Marsy’s Law, the Ohio Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights, was enacted by voters in November 2017.  The law affords victims certain rights, including the right to be present and heard at all court proceedings, receive notice of release of the offender, and offer input on plea deals.  Additionally, victims have the right to refuse discovery, the right to a prompt conclusion of their case, and the right to restitution.

Crime Victim Compensation Program

The Crime Victim Compensation Program reimburses qualifying victims of crime for out-of-pocket expenses lost as a direct result of the victimization. Click on the link above for more program details.

Training for Victim Service Providers

The Ohio Attorney General's Crime Victim Services Section is dedicated to providing high quality affordable training for Ohio's Victim Service Providers.

Victim Notification- VINE

The VINE program is a service for victims to notify them when an incarcerated offender is released from custody or is transferred to another facility.

Victim Services Directory

A searchable database for victims of crime to find services.

Grant Funded Initiatives

The Attorney General's Crime Victim Services section is responsible for the administration of the State Victims Assistance Act (SVAA) and the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant programs. The funds are provided to eligible crime victim assistance programs operating in public and non-profit agencies the state of Ohio.

Publication Request Form

Crime victims and victim service providers can order the publications provided by the Attorney General's Crime Victim Services Section here.

Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE)

SAFE pays for the cost of a forensic examination and the antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent sexually transmitted infections. The program reimburses medical facilities directly in the hopes of reducing the burden of dealing with billing issues for survivors of sexual assault.