Victim Notification Form

If you have been the victim of a crime and wish to be notified by the Prosecutor’s Office of the status of the case, please download and print the form to the left and return it to the Victim Advocate. If you have any questions, please contact the Victim Advocate at 573-221-0146.

Victim Impact Statement

If you have been the victim of a crime, please download and print the form to the left and return it to the Victim Advocate. This form is used to assist the prosecutor assigned to your case know your desires and the amount, if any, or restitution in the case. If you have any questions, please contact the Victim Advocate at 573-221-0146.

Victim Advocate

While we regret that our contact with you is the result of your being a victim of or witness to a crime, we want you to know that you are important to us. The Marion County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Victim Advocate is here to provide the help and support you need to deal, as best you can, with the turmoil this crime has caused for you and your loved ones. Our purpose is to assist and inform you, so you can better understand the criminal justice system and the role that you will have to play in it. If you require additional information, we encourage you to call our office at 573-221-0146.

Crime Victims’ Rights

The Victim’s Bill of Rights became a law on August 13, 1985. It states that victim’s of crime have the following rights:

  • Be informed by the prosecutor of the case process including the final disposition of the case
  • Appear personally or by counsel at the sentencing and to reasonably express his or her views concerning the seriousness of the crime and the need for restitution
  • Be notified of and have the right to appear at parole hearings
  • Be notified when a court proceeding will not go as scheduled
  • Be provided with information regarding protection if needed
  • Be provided with information regarding financial assistance and other social services available
  • Request restitution as an element in the final disposition of the case
  • Be notified of where to apply for and receive witness fees
  • Be provided with a secure waiting area
  • Receive prompt property return of articles not needed for law enforcement or prosecution purposes
  • Request intercession with employers and creditors for court time
  • A prompt disposition of the case
  • Transportation if needed
  • Child care if needed
  • Information regarding governmental or private remedies

Services

  • Crisis intervention
  • Information and referrals
  • Case status updates
  • Criminal justice system education
  • Secure waiting area
  • Counseling and community referrals
  • Transportation to court
  • Missouri Crime Victims’ Compensation application and assistance