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Oklahoma's Victim 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 Gentner Drummond 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.
Crime Victims' Rights Resources for Law Enforcement
Please contact the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council at (405) 264-5006 to request printed copies of the Oklahoma Crime Victims Rights brochure.
For printed copies of the Safe-Line card, please contact our office at (405) 522-2294.
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.
- Certified Adult Victims of Human Sex Trafficking Programs
- Certified Domestic VIolence and Sexual Assault Programs
- Certified Batterers Intervention Programs
Family Violence Prevention Services Act Under-served Populations Grant
The purpose of the FVPSA Underserved Populations Grant application is to fund OAG Certified program sub-grantees in the State of Oklahoma who will establish, maintain and/or expand culturally specific programs for victims of family violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and their dependents and to provide specialized services for children exposed to family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence., specifically targeted toward under-served populations and victims who are members of racial and ethnic minority populations. underserved populations. Populations may be underserved due to ethnic,
racial, cultural, sexual orientation, language diversity, or geographic
(1) a local public agency, or a nonprofit private organization (including faith-based and charitable organizations, community-based organizations, tribal organizations, and voluntary associations) that assists victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, and their dependents, and has a documented history of effective work concerning family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence; or
(2) a partnership of two or more agencies or organizations that includes:
i. an agency or organization described in paragraph (1); and
ii. an agency or organization that has a demonstrated history of serving populations in their communities, including providing culturally appropriate services.
*All non-tribal applicants must be certified by the Office of Attorney General or must have submitted an application for certification prior to July 1st.
Applications will be evaluated by panel of six (6) individuals who have expertise in areas of domestic violence, family violence, program development, and other related fields of experience as chosen by the Chief of the Victim Services Unit. Each recipient of a sub-grant award will receive funding for the period from October 1st through September 30th.
For questions please contact the Grant Administrator at [email protected].
The Oklahoma SafeLine 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.
- Address Confidentiality Program
- Death Penalty Cases
- VINE Criminal Tracking and Victim Notification System
- Crime Victims Compensation
- District Attorneys Council
- Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
- Native Alliance Against Violence
- Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
- Oklahoma Department of Corrections
- Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board
- Additional Resources for Victims
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.
Participating in OVAA is based upon an application selection process. Those wishing to participate in OVAA must apply to the program and meet the following criteria:
- Eligible professions: victim advocates, victim witness coordinators, law enforcement professionals, and social service providers with less than five years of experience.
- Must serve in a paid or volunteer position having direct contact with Oklahoma victims of crime.
The OVAA is a week-long intensive course of study for crime victim service providers with less than five years of experience and designed to improve the quality and consistency of victim services in Oklahoma.
The next academy will be held in June 2024. Applications will be open in March 2024.
Oklahoma Partners for Change Conference
The Oklahoma Partners for Change Conference is held annually each fall. 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 additional information or to sign up for Conference updates, contact staff at [email protected]
Services for Victims
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 (7233).
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 toll-free (866) 227-7784 or email [email protected].
Criminal Appeals and Death Penalty Cases
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.
Additional Resources for Victims
Visit our Victim Services Resources Page for the full list of more resources for victims of violent crime.
Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board
Prior to 2010, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board was housed at the Criminal Justice Resource Center. Therefore, DVFRB reports from previous years were not produced by the Office of the Attorney General.
For more information about the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, contact Susan Laib at 405-522-2954 or at [email protected].
Lethality Assessment Protocol Task Force
For more information about the Lethality Assessment Protocol Task Force, call (405) 521-3921.
Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Task Force
For more information, contact Susan Laib, Victim Advocacy and Services Director at [email protected].
Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Grant Project
Victims/survivors seeking more information regarding their sexual assault kits may contact the SAKI team by calling (405) 715-9421 or by emailing [email protected].
For additional information about the project, contact a member of our SAKI Team:
Mistie Burris, OSBI Criminalistics Administrator - [email protected], (405) 715-9528