We are here to assist crime victims

If you are the victim of a crime, or you are being abused in a domestic violence, sexual abuse or other situation, please contact us at 251-574-8400

The Victim Assistance Unit of the Mobile 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 the criminal activity, especially the criminal justice process.

This Unit 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.

Crimes of every type, both violent and non-violent, are committed every day, and millions of innocent people are forced to deal with unwanted changes in their lives. The results of these criminal acts can range from emotional injury to death. The Victim Assistance Unit is dedicated to providing services useful and necessary to aid victims throughout the criminal justice process.

Some of the services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Court Orientation
  • Helping victims understand their rights
  • Referrals (Counseling, Social Services, etc.)
  • Emergency Services
  • Escorting to Court
  • Restitution
  • Assisting with requests for compensation through the Alabama Crime Victim’s Compensation Commission
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Intimidation Protection
  • Assisting with Victim Impact Statements
  • Public Education

The arms of your heart…
Tired from all the weight that they’ve been holding
Not knowing, what the next day brings
Stuck in between, hearing “I understand just what you’re going
through” and “it’ll get better with time”
Knowing they don’t…
Because your pain is unique and you are yet trying to convince
yourself that’ll you’ll be fine
So I won’t…
I won’t tell you that I understand
I won’t tell you to dry your face
But I will tell you that you have a hand
And His grace, is sufficient
I will tell you there is no time limit and not to feel rushed in your
Because slow progress is better than no progress, so take your time
I will tell you that’s it’s okay to cry
It’s okay to be angry
And most importantly, it’s okay to feel
I’ll also tell you it’s okay to laugh
It’s okay to smile
And it’s okay to live
I will tell you that you are not what happened to you
Not a victim but a victor
VICTORhood is your clothing
You are the flower that broke through the concrete
Your tears watered the soil and you grew when everything around
you pointed to death
You defy the odds & make it look easy
Discovering depths of hope untapped
Your strength is admirable
And your perseverance is unmatched
You my friend,
Are a victor.
–Kaila Williams

Victim Service officers:

Leigha DuVal
Judi Ware