Our free services can assist crime victims through an incident and support them as
they navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system.
Help Is Available 24/7
Call 803-777-4215 and ask for a law enforcement victim advocate. Or email
How We Can Help
Our Victim and Witness Assistance Program is a free service that specializes in assisting
crime victims through an incident and supports them as they navigate the criminal
Assist with preparation for court
Provide court notifications
Provide transportation and court escorts
Answer your questions as they arise during the case
Act as a liaison between the investigator and victim
Create safety plans
no contact orders and orders of protection or restraining orders Make counseling referrals
These civil orders are granted by courts and provide protection from an abusive current
or former spouse, someone you have a child in common with, or a current or previous
live-in partner of the opposite sex.
Get important numbers, tools and rights information to help victims in the aftermath
of an event.
We Promise To...
Treat victims and witnesses with dignity and compassion
Assist those in our community who have been victims or witnesses of a crime
Be available 24 hours a day through our quick-response program
Increase awareness of crime prevention efforts through direct contact with victims
Develop new crime awareness programs for the university
Serve as a liaison between the community, victims, witnesses and the USCPD
Offer advocacy and emotional support to victims and witnesses throughout the criminal
Emergencies: 911 803-777-4215 Police Dispatch: 1415 Henderson St. (1600 Hampton St. Annex) Columbia, SC 29208
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