Our mission is to provide assistance, including referrals, advocacy, and support to victims and witnesses of personal injury crimes in order to lessen the trauma of their victimization and empower them to become survivors.

I am only one, but still I am one.

I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.

I will not fail to do the something I can do.

........Helen Keller


National Center on
Full Faith and Credit

1-800-256-5883 ext. 2


United Way

Internship & Volunteer programs are available.  For more information on obtaining an exceptional opportunity in our organization, please call or send us an e-mail message.

Effingham County Victim/Witness Assistance Program

Established in 1989 and incorporated as a non-profit organization, the program provides extensive services to victims and witnesses of personal injury crimes (armed robbery, assault, rape, child molestation, murder, domestic violence, etc.).  Since inception, the program has provided services to over 2,500 clients.

Victims Have Rights Too!

Program Services include:

bullet Notice of Court proceedings
bullet Assistance if you are intimidated, harassed, or afraid
bullet Advocacy and support with any problems that victims/witnesses may have as a result of a crime or court appearance
bullet Crisis Intervention
bullet 24-hour emergency response
bullet Emotional support and understanding of victimization
bullet Referral for safe shelter
bullet Community awareness regarding the needs of crime victims
bullet TPOs (Temporary Protective Orders)
bullet Referrals to agencies/programs assisting to lessen trauma
bullet Assistance in preparing Victim Impact Statements
bullet Court Companion
bullet Information on status of case
bullet Minimal financial assistance (direct result of victimization)
bullet Explanation of the Criminal Justice System
bullet Assistance in filing for Crime Victim Compensation
bullet Relocation assistance

Professional counseling is also available at no charge for adults and children who have been victims of domestic violence.

Help us break the vicious cycle of abuse, call or e-mail for further information.

Social Service Agencies:

bullet Family & Children Services 754-6471
bullet Resource Directory - Dial 211
bullet Gateway Mental Health   754-7669
bullet Concerted Services, Inc. 754-6910
bullet Health Depart. 754-9233
bullet Traveler's Aid 236-7423
bullet United Way 826-5300
bullet Effingham Victim/Witness Assistance Program  754-7460


Legal Assistance

Law Enforcement

  • Legal Aid 651-2180
  • Lawyer Referral 236-9344
  • Police Emergencies  911
  • Sheriff's Department 754-3449
  • Rincon Police 826-5200
  • Springfield Police 754-3061
  • Guyton Police 772-8745
Effingham County Hospital - 754-6451

District Domestic Violence Center
Statesboro, GA

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