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Victim Services

Oklahoma's Victims' Services Unit supports crime victims and their families by providing information, connection to local services, and direct assistance throughout the criminal process. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is committed to ensuring victims know their rights and are treated with the utmost respect.

The unit also provides training for law enforcement officers, prosecutors and victim advocates. If you have questions or concerns, please call (405) 521-3921.

Crime Victims' Rights

To view the full lists of crime victims' rights including special rights for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking click here

To download and print these rights from our revised Victims' Rights brochure, click here


Crime Victims' Rights Resources for Law Enforcement

The revised Oklahoma Crime Victims Rights Brochure, pursuant to Oklahoma Statute Title 21, § 142A-2 and 142A-3, is available for download here.

Please contact the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council at (405) 264-5006 to request printed copies of the Oklahoma Crime Victims Rights brochure.

Oklahoma's hotline for citizens seeking help or information about domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault is called the Safe-Line. The Safe-Line informational card in English and Spanish is available for download here

For printed copies of the Safe-Line card, please contact our office at (405) 522-2294.

 The Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Model Form, pursuant to Oklahoma Statute Title 21, § 142A-3(D), is available for download here

Certified Programs

The Victim Services Unit oversees funding and certification for domestic violence/sexual assault, batterers intervention and adult victims of sex trafficking programs across the state.

Victim Help

24-Hour Safe-Line:

1-800-522-SAFE (7233) 

The Oklahoma Safe-Line is a confidential, toll-free, 24-hour hotline for Oklahomans seeking help or information about domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. Translation services are available in 150 languages.

Victim Resources

Certification and Training

Certification of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault, Batterers Intervention Programs and Adult Victims of Sex Trafficking

The purpose of certification is to assess a facility's responsibility to the client, and delivery of acceptable services to the client. Responsibility to the client is demonstrated through the provision of suitable facilities, trained staff and needed services which are accessible, safe and confidential. In addition to the above is the demonstration of the willingness and ability of the governing authority and staff to provide the planning, budgeting and management of resources necessary to the continued existence and effectiveness of the facility/services.

Oklahoma Victim Assistance Academy (OVAA)

The OVAA is an intensive week-long course of study designed to improve the quality and consistency of victim services in Oklahoma. It is open to victim advocates, service providers, law enforcement professionals and social service providers who work directly with crime victims in any capacity in a paid or volunteer position. 

Oklahoma Partners for Change Conference

The Oklahoma Partners for Change conference is held annually in September. The Attorney General and partner agencies provide this two-day statewide conference on domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human sex trafficking to enhance knowledge among state and tribal professionals, including law enforcement officers, advocates, prosecutors, judges and allied professionals.

  • For more information on this conference and other training opportunities, contact Sarah Samples, Training Program Manager, at Sarah.Samples@oag.ok.gov.

Services for Victims

24-hour Safe-Line

If you are in an abusive relationship, are a victim of human trafficking, have been sexually assaulted or know someone who needs help, please call: 1-800-522-SAFE.

The Oklahoma Safe-Line is a confidential, toll-free, 24-hour hotline for Oklahomans seeking help or information about domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking and sexual assault. Translation services are available in 150 languages.


Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human sex trafficking and stalking and their families with address confidentiality when establishing a new address unknown to his/her perpetrator. Participants are provided with a substitute address for use when interacting with state and local government agencies. For more information about ACP, call (405) 522-2942.

Death Penalty Cases

Click here to sign up for notification on Death Penalty cases. For more information, call (405) 522-4383.

Oklahoma VINE Criminal Tracking and Victim Notification System | VINE Protective Order

Crime Victims have the right to utilize the automated notification system to receive information on the location of the defendant following arrest, during prosecution, during a sentence to probation or confinement and when there is any release or escape from confinement.

Call 1-877-654-8463 or visit Vine's website for more information.

Additional Resources for Victims

Visit our Victim Services Resources Page for the full list of more resources for victims of violent crime. 

Advisory Councils and Task Forces

Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board

For more information, contact Jacqueline Steyn, Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board Program Manager.

Fatality Review Board Login

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advisory Council

The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advisory Council is nine-member committee appointed by the Attorney General. Four of the members are selected from a list of eight nominees provided by the Oklahoma Coalition on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and five of the members are selected by the Attorney General from the State of Oklahoma at large; provided, that of the members selected by the Attorney General from the state at large, one member shall be a representative of any domestic violence programs funded through or by the Attorney General, and one member shall be a citizen of this state with expertise in the area of sexual assault services.

The Council selects a chair annually. Appointment to the Council is for two (2) years. The Attorney General appoints persons to fill unexpired terms when necessary. The duties of the Council are to review rules and overall policies relating to the operation and funding of domestic violence and sexual assault programs in this state and make recommendations to the Attorney General regarding its findings.

For more information, contact Melissa Blanton, Unit Chief and Assistant Attorney General.

Lethality Assessment Protocol Task Force

The Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Model Form, pursuant to Oklahoma Statute Title 21, Section 142A-3(D), is available for download here.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Steyn, Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board Program Manager.

  

Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Task Force

For more information, contact Melissa Blanton, Unit Chief and Assistant Attorney General.