Victims of Crime Assistance (VOCA) Program

When Prosecutor David Phillips was elected to office in 2005, he committed himself to improving services to victims of crime. 
Since that time, the Union County Prosecutor's Victims of Crime Assistance Progam has improved and expanded its services
and community outreach. 

The Victim Service Division provides the following services:

  • Accompanying Victims to court.
  • Informing Victims of the status of their case.
  • Advocating on behalf of Victims.
  • Informing Victims of their rights.
  • Connecting Victims to the Ohio Attorney General's Victims of Crime Compensation Program.
  • Assistance in filing for Restitution.
  • Assistance with filing of Protection Orders and safety planning.
  • Providing referrals.
  • Coordinate with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to halt unwanted contact from a prisoner
    and participate in the Parole Process.

Our mission is to provide compassionate, comprehensive and culturally sensitive services
to the victims of crime in Union County, from the time the incident takes place and throughout the
criminal justice process  restoring the victim’s sense of dignity and self-esteem.