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Victim Services Unit

Overview

The Victim Services Unit works to provide direct, personal service and information to victims, survivors and their families throughout Oklahoma.

Our Victim Services Coordinator will act as a guide to victims while an inmate is in custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Read the Oklahoma Crime Victims Bill of Rights

Resources for Victims of Crime

State Resources

Oklahoma Department 
of Corrections 
Contact Person: Kristin Tims 
3400 N. Martin Luther King Avenue
Phone: (405) 425-2607 

Oklahoma 2-1-1

Oklahoma City 
Police Department 
Victim Services Program
701 Colcord Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: (405) 297-3422

Oklahoma Attorney 
General's Office 
Capital Cases Victim Services (405) 522-4397
Domestic Violence Victim Services (405) 522-0146
VINE (405) 522-2294
VINE 1-877-654-8463

District Attorney's Council 
1-800-745-6098

Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and 
Sexual Assault 
Phone: (405) 524-0700

Pardon and Parole Board 
Phone: (405) 602-5863

Oklahoma City YWCA 
Crisis Center 
Main Phone: (405) 948-1770
Crisis Line: (405) 947-4506

Oklahoma Safeline 
1-800-522-SAFE

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Apology Bank

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Contact a Victim 
Coordinator in your Area

National Resources

National Organization for 
Victim Assistance (NOVA)  
Phone: (202) 232-6682

National Center for 
Victims of Crime  
Phone: (800) 394-2255

frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions

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Oklahoma Crime Victim Bill of Rights graphic

Pursuant to 21 O.S. 142A-2, As a victim of crime, you have the following rights:

1. To be notified that a court proceeding to which a victim or witness has been subpoenaed will or will not go on as scheduled, in order to save the person an unnecessary trip to court;

2. To receive protection from harm and threats of harm arising out of the cooperation of the person with law enforcement and prosecution efforts, and to be provided with information as to the level of protection available and how to access protection;

3. To be informed of financial assistance and other social services available as a result of being a witness or a victim, including information on how to apply for the assistance and services;

4. To be informed of the procedure to be followed in order to apply for and receive any witness fee to which the victim or witness is entitled;

5. To be informed of the procedure to be followed in order to apply for and receive any restitution to which the victim is entitled;

6. To be provided, whenever possible, a secure waiting area during court proceedings that does not require close proximity to defendants and families and friends of defendants;

7. To have any stolen or other personal property expeditiously returned by law enforcement agencies when no longer needed as evidence. If feasible, all such property, except weapons, currency, contraband, property subject to evidentiary analysis and property the ownership of which is disputed, shall be returned to the person;

8. To be provided with appropriate employer intercession services to ensure that employers of victims and witnesses will cooperate with the criminal justice process in order to minimize the loss of pay and other benefits of the employee resulting from court appearances;

9. To have the family members of all homicide victims afforded all of the services under this section, whether or not the person is to be a witness in any criminal proceedings;

10. To be informed of any plea bargain negotiations;

11. To have victim impact statements filed with the judgment and sentence;

12. To be informed if a sentence is overturned, remanded for a new trial or otherwise modified by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals;

13. To be informed in writing of all statutory rights;

14. To be informed that when any family member is required to be a witness by a subpoena from the defense, there must be a showing that the witness can provide relevant testimony as to the guilt or innocence of the defendant before the witness may be excluded from the proceeding by invoking the rule to remove potential witnesses;

15. To be informed that the Oklahoma Constitution allows upon the recommendation of the Pardon and Parole Board and the approval of the Governor the commutation of any sentence, including a sentence of life without parole;

16. To receive written notification of how to access victim rights information from the interviewing officer or investigating detective; and

17. To a speedy disposition of the charges free from unwarranted delay caused by or at the behest of the defendant or minor. In determining a date for any criminal trial or other important criminal or juvenile justice hearing, the court shall consider the interests of the victim of a crime to a speedy resolution of the charges under the same standards that govern the right to a speedy trial for a defendant or a minor. In ruling on any motion presented on behalf of a defendant or minor to continue a previously established trial or other important criminal or juvenile justice hearing, the court shall inquire into the circumstances requiring the delay and consider the interests of the victim of a crime to a speedy resolution of the case. If a continuance is granted, the court shall enter into the record the specific reason for the continuance and the procedures that have been taken to avoid further delays.

Contact DOC

Main Location
3400 North Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111-4298


Mailing
PO Box 11400
Oklahoma City, OK  73136-0400


Phone: (405) 425-2500
Fax: (405) 425-2578


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