Crime Victim Assistance
If you have been victim to a crime, the resources below offer assistance and a variety of services you may need.
The Victim Service Division provides a variety of services to victims of crime in St. Louis County including supportive counseling and crisis intervention, information on criminal and juvenile court procedures, and referral to many community and state resources. Staff and volunteer advocates assist with orders of protection, victim impact statements and crime victim compensation forms.
An order of protection is an order issued by a Missouri court pursuant to the Domestic Violence Act that restrains a person from abusing, stalking, sexually assaulting, or harassing another person. Unlike a restraining order, an order of protection carries criminal penalties for violation. An order of protection is valid in every state and should be upheld by law enforcement in every state.
Under the Missouri Child Protection Orders Act, a person may seek an order of protection on behalf of a child (person under the age of 17 unless otherwise emancipated) who has been the victim of child abuse, sexual assault or stalking. The petitioner must be a parent, guardian ad litem, a court appointed special advocate or juvenile officer.
CVAC helps victims of any and all crime and their families with a full range of advocacy and crisis intervention services. All services are free of charge and available to victims, families and community members affected by crime and violence. Specialized services are available for victims of homicide and domestic violence.;
Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis is a University-based, multidisciplinary center that provides high quality trauma-focused services to youth, families, and the community.
Missouri residents should call the child abuse and neglect hotline IMMEDIATELY at 1-800-392-3738 if they suspect child abuse or neglect. Hotline workers are trained Children’s Services Workers who interview callers, classify and prioritize calls based on child safety and refer allegations of abuse or neglect to field staff for investigation or assessment.
The National Council for Aging Care provides advice and resources to families regarding aging in place, recognizing elder abuse, and other areas of interest.
HSI Victim Notification Program
In cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), you can obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody online at HSI Victim Notification Program.