Criminal Investigations Division
The Town of Lexington began its victim's advocate program in October 1999 to provide assistance to all individual crime victims. Available during normal business hours, the Department's Victim's Advocate is also on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Where applicable, the Victim's Advocate can/will:
Provide services to all victims of a crime within 24 hours
Provide referrals for crisis counseling
Assist victims in securing restraining orders
Provide referrals for financial assistance
Notify victims of all court hearings
Attend with or represent victims at court hearings
Provide public information seminars
The Department's Victim's Advocate can also provide information on the SC Victim's Compensation Fund. This resource is intended to help individuals with medical expenses, loss of earnings, counseling expenses or funeral expenses that result from a crime. To qualify, individuals must report the crime to police within 48 hours (if possible), cooperate with law enforcement and the Governor's Office Division of Victim's Assistance, and complete an application.
For more information on Victim's Assistance in South Carolina visit these websites:
SC Victim's Assistance Network
SC State Office of Victim's Assistance