Victim Services

Crime Can Happen to Anyone

“Being a victim of a crime can be a traumatic experience. Crime can happen to anyone, regardless of precautions a person may or may not have taken. While a victim’s world can be turned upside down by a traumatic event, the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services Program can assist a victim to regain a sense of balance and strength as they heal.”

– Former Sheriff Dan McClelland

You Have a Right Too!

Victim Services Program

This program offers advocacy and support to victims and their families resulting from crime, natural disasters, and fires. Those served include victims of child physical abuse, child sexual abuse, DUI, elder abuse, and victims of homicide, stalking, robbery, and assault crimes. Services are available to all victims including federal crime victims (Language Translation Services Available).

Victim Services

Services offered to victims:

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Victim Notification Program
  • Information regarding the judicial process and victim’s rights throughout the process.
  • Community resource information and referral services.
  • Group crisis intervention and post-trauma education.
  • Provision of emergency legal advocacy in applying for protection orders.
  • Information on general procedures of Law Enforcement.
  • Provision of transportation to court proceedings and area agencies if needed.
  • Specialized educational programs through public speaking engagements.
  • Assist Victims of Identity Fraud in the application for the Passport Program through the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
  • Facilitate Parent Project:  A support group for parents of strong-willed or out-of-control adolescent children.
  • Crime compensation funds may be available for medical, counseling services, lost wages and emergency funds.

Crime Victims Compensation Program

If you or your family members are innocent victims of a violent crime, financial assistance may be available. The Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Program helps victims with certain out-of-pocket expenses caused when people are physically injured, emotionally harmed, or killed as a result of violent criminal acts. Program costs are paid entirely by criminal fines and not by Ohio’s taxpayers. The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services Program can assist you with applications and further information.

For more information about crime victims’ rights and services, please contact:

Victim Services Program, Geauga County Sheriff’s Office
Tracy Jordan, CA, CCR
Office:  (440) 279-2062
E-Mail Address: