Victim Assistance

District Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance

If you are the victim of crime, services are available to help you navigate the sometimes complicated and confusing criminal justice system. These services are coordinated through the Benton County District Attorney’s Office, not the Sheriff’s Office. Our Patrol Deputies carry Crime Victims’ Rights informational pamphlets they can give you which provide an overview of your rights and phone numbers for assistance.  For more information, check the Web Links below.

Victim Notification Network

VINE – Victim Information and Notification Everyday – is an online tool that allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.  Read more… 

Counseling/Advocacy Services

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office coordinates with several volunteer and non-profit organizations to help victims deal with a traumatic event. Check out the Web Links below for more information. 

  • Volunteers with the Benton County Sheriff's Office Crisis Response Team (CRT) are trained mental health professionals who are available to provide support to individuals immediately following a critical incident or trauma event.
  • The Sheriff’s Office contracts with Crisis Chaplaincy Services to provide supportive services for our Deputies. Chaplains are also available to offer caring compassion to those experiencing crisis as victims of crime or other trauma. They provide support to anyone in need, regardless of race, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, color, or disability.
  • The local non-profit organization, CARDV , Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence, provides advocacy services for victims of domestic violence or rape. Victims of child abuse or neglect can receive support from the local non-profit organization ABC (All About Children) House.