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Victim Services

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.

The unit also provides training for law enforcement officers, prosecutors and shelter workers. Additionally, the unit provides services to victims and survivors of violent crime. If you have questions or concerns, please call (405) 522-2294.


Certified Programs

 

Public Services for Victims

 

Public and Certified Programs

Victim Help

24-hour Safeline: 1-800-522-SAFE (7233)

The Safeline provides assistance with safety planning, crisis intervention, emergency shelter and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking.

 

Victim Programs and Resources

Certification and Training


Certification of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault, Batters 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. The academy increases providers’ capacity to serve those victimized by crime, encourages cutting-edge thinking about ways to help victims regain control of their lives, and enhances the multidisciplinary training currently provided.

The OVAA is modeled after the National Victim Assistance Academy offered through the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). The Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General was awarded a federal grant from OVC to develop Oklahoma’s Academy. Since the expiration of the original grant, the Academy has been funded by an OVC grant administered through the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council.

The OVAA is looking for advocates, providers and professionals who work in any capacity in a paid or volunteer position having direct contact with Oklahoma crime victims. Candidates should have less than five years of experience working with victims. Applicants with more than five years’ experience are required to submit written justification why they should be considered for the academy.

The comprehensive, academic and specialized training will include 40 hours of in-class study and 20 to 40 hours of pre-academy online course work.

For further information or announcements about upcoming academy dates, please visit our Facebook page.


Request for Proposal for FVPSA Funds

 

SAFE Oklahoma Grant Program

As required by Title 74, Section 20k of the Oklahoma Statutes, the Attorney General has developed, and is implementing, a grant program for local law enforcement. This grant program is available for local law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma to increase their capacity to respond to violent crime in their community. As provided for by the law, law enforcement agencies can utilize funds to reduce violent crime through priority strategies such as targeted staffing, increased technology, better analytical capabilities, enhanced community partnerships or victims services.

The application deadline for 2017 is July 7, 2017. Go to the 2017 Safe Oklahoma Grant application.

Services for Victims

24-hour Safeline

1-800-522-SAFE (7233) provides assistance with safety planning, crisis intervention, emergency shelter and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking.

 

Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)

Are you a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking attempting to hide from your perpetrator? Do you live in fear of being located? If so, the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) may be the help that you need. The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault 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. These agencies are required to accept the substitute address in lieu of the participant’s actual address. This ensures perpetrators do not use government records as a means to locate their victims. ACP helps keep victims safe at home. For more information about the program and how to apply, email us at acp@oag.ok.gov.

Death Penalty Cases

Click here to sign up for notification on Death Penalty cases. For more information, contact Karen Cunningham, Victims Services Coordinator.

 

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

VINELink is an online portal to VINE, America’s number one victim notification network. VINE has been providing victims and concerned citizens with the power of information for decades, allowing these individuals to have the sense of security that they deserve. VINELink can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide the most reliable information for custody status changes and criminal case information.

Resources for Victims

Go to the Victim Services Resources page for a list of more resources for victims and survivors 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 Lesley Smith March, Unit Chief and Assistant Attorney General

 

Lethality Assessment Protocol Task Force

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

  

Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Task Force

For more information, contact Lesley Smith March, Unit Chief and Assistant Attorney General.

Contact the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office

Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General
313 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 


Oklahoma City:  (405) 521-3921
Tulsa:  (918) 581-2885
Fax: (405) 521-6246


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