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Estill Town Hall

VICTIM ADVOCATE  

 

Kim Wiley, Victim Advocate

Physical Location:  323 Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd S (Rear Side of Town Hall)
Mailing Address:    P.O. Box 37
                           Estill, SC 29918

(803) 625 – 3699
(803) 625 – 3958 (fax)


A Victim Advocate ...

• Serves as a liaison between the victim, law enforcement, investigators, attorneys, court personnel, creditors, and other government and community organizations.

• Receives and processes victim impact statements, assists victims in completing statements as necessary; assists investigators and officers with victim interviews, law enforcement reports and other documentation.

• Informs crime victim(s) of their legal rights and ensures that victim’s rights are protected.

• Attends and observes interviews of child victims of sexual assault.

• Keeps victim informed of bond hearings, court hearings, etc.

• Provides courtroom orientation to victim and accompanies victim to court; when requested

• Assist victim in filing application to the victim compensation fund through the Governor’s Office, Division of Victim’s Assistance for the purpose of obtaining financial assistance.

• Assist in determining and requesting restitution payments and payment schedules.

• Transports victim to court, shelter, etc.

• Reports to crime scene as needed to provide victim and witness assistance.

• Assists in preparing victim and witnesses for court testimony.

• Provides follow-up services to victims of crimes and their families.

• Maintains accurate and up-to-date case files and case databases.


Victim Assistance  - (803) 625 – 3699

CODA (Support Victims of Domestic Violence)
24 – Hour Crisis Line  
All CODA services are free of charge, and confidential to citizens of Hampton, Jasper, Beaufort and Colleton Counties
(800) 868 – 2632 or (843) 770 – 1070
www.codalowcountry.org

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry
(843) 524 – 2256
Hotline: (800) 637 – 7273
www.hopehavenlc.org

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