If you are reading this, chances are you or someone close to you has been the victim of a violent crime. We recognize that such an experience can be traumatic and my have a substantial impact on your life. Going through the criminal justice system can be confusing and at times, intimidating. The District Attorney Victim Services Program exists to support and help victims through the justice process. The program is made up of social workers who advocate for victims, who help victims understand the court process and accompany them through court proceedings, assess victim needs, and provide referrals or assistance in obtaining other support services. It is our desire to minimize your concerns as much as possible.
Who is Eligible?
Anyone who is a victim of a person crime, especially those being prosecuted by the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, is eligible for victim services. We customarily work with victims of sexual assault, child physical or sexual abuse, and domestic violence. We also work with family members of homicide victims and for similar cases in juvenile court. Services are not limited solely to these crimes, however, and there is no cost for services.
If you have questions, have been a victim, or witness to a crime please contact us.
35 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Main Phone (385) 468-7600
8090 South 1825 West
West Jordan, UT 84088
Main Phone (385) 468-7550
VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES
8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon-Fri)
Victim Support Services is open for business. All programs are operating under modified conditions to help mitigate the transmission of disease in compliance with county government mandates and Salt Lake County Health Department Orders. We also want to do our part to keep our whole community safe and support community-wide efforts in response to COVID-19. We are conducting appointments, information and referral via telecommunication to support CDC guidelines for social distancing and maximize safety.
We continue to be available to provide the following services:
- Outreach and assessment
- Crisis intervention and support
- Information and education about the criminal justice system. We can help you understand the criminal justice process and provide information on the criminal justice system response to COVID-19 and how your case may be affected.
- Safety Planning & Protective Orders
- Referrals to community-based resources
- Questions about the status of your case
If you are in an emergency, please contact 911.
Children’s Justice Center/Child Abuse Cases
Report child abuse to the Child Abuse Hotline 1-855-323-3237 (24 hrs) or your local police department.
Children’s Justice Center facilities are open for business on critical cases to assist law enforcement and Child Protectives Service agencies. CDC guidelines are implemented to ensure sanitation of spaces and safety for all persons receiving services.
IMPORTANT: No walk-in services are available. All appointments are pre-scheduled.
Main number 385-468-4580
Hours 8 am to 5:00 pm (Mon-Fri)
Please call us if you have questions or you need access the services listed below. We can assist remotely via telephone.
• Information and referrals
• How to report child abuse
• Crisis intervention
The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office was set to hold the first ever Camp HOPE America-Utah this summer, a week long summer camp for children who have experienced trauma as the victims of crime. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to ensure the safety and well-being of our campers, that week long camp has been cancelled. In its place, we are excited to be hosting day camps for small groups of campers. Five children at a time will be taken to participate in the activities that would have made traditional camp so special such as canoeing, horseback riding, archery, hiking, and fishing. These small groups will go out once a week, five weeks in a row, and still have the chance to benefit from Camp HOPE America’s curriculum that is designed to promote healing, hope, and resiliency. All of this will be done while maintaining social distancing and safety guidelines. We hope to be able to offer a traditional summer camp in future years, but for the time being, we are grateful to be able to bring some joy and hope to these children in a safe and responsible way.
United Way Information and Referral.
Provides people with ways to get help and connected to health and human services. (www.211utah.org, text 898-211).
Utah Domestic Violence LINKline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
(free and confidential, available in more than 200 languages)
Rape Recovery Center
1-801-467-7273 – 24 Hr Crisis Line
Family Justice Center
(Services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and stalking)
Utah Office for Victims of Crime
Police Victim Advocates at Law Enforcement Agencies:
Salt Lake City
South Salt Lake
West Valley City
UT Dept of Public Safety
UofU Center for Student Wellness