Victim's Advocate Cochran
The Town of Lexington began its victim advocate program in October 1999 to provide assistance to all individual crime victims in town. This position is currently held by Mrs. Sadiyah Cochran. Mrs. Cochran holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Benedict College and has 7 years of Criminal Justice Experience, the most recent being as a sworn officer with this department. Available during normal business hours, the Department's Victim's Advocate is 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 victim's 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.
Important contact information
Contact the Victim's Services Office from 8 - 5 Monday through Friday by calling (803) 356-2746 or email
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