Helping Victims

The Victim Assistance Unit of the Shelby County District Attorney's Office offers a variety of services to aid victims of crime. It is designed to help victims, their families, and witnesses get through the difficult times associated with criminal activity.

Our office is here to help victims find their way through the court process, understand their legal rights, provide assistance and support necessary to speed their recovery from the criminal act and make referrals to outside service providers, such as counseling and other social services. 

Services provided by our office for victims and their families include:

  • Court Orientation
  • Restitution
  • Assistance in applying for compensation from the Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Fund
  • Advise victims and families of case events and court dates
  • Attending court hearings with victims and families
  • Monitoring pardon and parole hearings