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866.399.7273       304.399.1111

Court and Law Enforcement Advocacy

 

Advocates from CONTACT Rape Crisis Center can support you through the civil and criminal justice process.  Those who have experienced sexual violence often don’t know what to expect when they go to the hospital or to the police to report the crime.  Advocates can help by providing support, knowledge and access to resources.  Our service area includes Cabell, Lincoln, Wayne and Mason counties.  CONTACT staff collaborates with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, prosecuting attorney’s offices, Cabell County Victim Assistance Program and Legal Aid of West Virginia.

 

What an Advocate Will Do

  • Believe you and help protect your rights
  • Provide support and assistance to you and your family and friends throughout the process
  • Facilitate communication between you, the courts and/or the police
  • Assist you in filing the necessary paperwork to obtain orders of protection (PSO or DVP)
    • Personal  Safety Order when offender is an acquaintance or stranger
    • Domestic  Violence Protective Order when the offender is an intimate partner, family or household member
  • Accompany you to court and to visits with the police and your prosecutor
  • Help you write your Victim Impact Statement
  • Help you interact with the West Virginia Parole Board
  • Help you access programs for victims of crime in the State of West Virginia, such as Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)  and the West Virginia Crime Victim Compensation Fund.
  • Link you to other services such as housing, civil attorneys, counseling, transportation and domestic violence agencies.

 

What an Advocate Will NOT Do

  • Make your choices for you
  • Give legal advice
  • Work with perpetrators of rape and sexual assault
  • Release information about you to anyone for any reason without your written consent

 

Wayne County Law Enforcement

Wayne Co. Non-Emergency Dispatch 304-272-6333

Wayne Co. Sheriffs Department 304-272-6378

Ceredo Police Department 304-453-1411

Kenova Police Department 304-453-5555

Wayne Town Police Department  304-272-3221

Fort Gay Police Department 304-648-5246

WV State Police - Wayne Co. 304-272-5131

 

Lincoln County Law Enforcement

Lincoln Co. Non-Emergency Dispatch  304-824-3443

Lincoln Co. Sheriffs Department Courthouse  304-824-7999, ext. 269

West Hamlin Police Department  304-824-3055

Hamlin Police Department  304-824-5500

WV State Police - Lincoln Co.  304-824-3101

 

Mason County Law Enforcement

Mason Co. Non-Emergency Dispatch  304-675-9911

Mason Co. Sheriffs Department  304-675-3838

Point Pleasant Police Department  304-675-1104

New Haven Police Department  304-882-3203

Mason Police Department  304-773-5201

WV State Police - Mason Co.  304-675-0850

 

Local Prosecutors/Victim Assistance Programs

Cabell County Victim/Witness Assistance Program  304-526-9872

Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office 304-272-6395

Lincoln County Prosecutor’s Office    304-824-7919 ext. 240

Mason County Victim/Witness Assistance Program 304-675-5717

 

Some Local Legal/Judicial Websites

Huntington Police Department

Barboursville Police Department

Cabell County Sheriff’s Department

Wayne County Information

Cabell County Website

 

Federal Law Enforcement Agency Phone Numbers

Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Huntington  304-525-4741

US Marshal Service 304-347-5136

US Secret Service  304-347-5188

 

Other Helpful Links

Legal Aid of West Virginia

WEST VIRGINIA SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWS

WEST VIRGINIA SEXUAL STALKING LAWS

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LOCATIONS

CONTACT serves victims of sexual assault and stalking in Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo and Wayne counties in West Virginia.

NAVIGATION

304.523.3447

 

304.675.6724

 

304.272.2503

ALL SERVICES ARE FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL

CONTACT Rape Crisis Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and age in the delivery of services.

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