The Marion Victim Assistance Program provides county wide services to victims of any crime. The purpose of the program is to help minimize the effects of crime on the lives of crime victims while at the same time enhancing prosecutorial effectiveness through their work with those individuals. The service that the victim advocates provide include emergency assistance, crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and support, claims assistance, court orientation and advocacy, child support group, elderly support group, community referral and community education. The program also provides services to victims and families of DUI accidents and survivors of a homicide.
In 2020 the Marion Victim Assistance Program became a division of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The Marion Victim Assistance program is also an affiliate agency of United Way of Marion and Marion Community Foundation.
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