Who are crime victims?

They are innocent people who suffer harm when someone else breaks the law. Many crime victims must learn to cope with changes in health, outlook, and relationships. Crime can cause physical injuries, emotional harm and financial hardships. Fortunately, most victims can adjust to changes caused by crime and return to a normal way of life.

How can we help?

  • Provide information about the Municipal Court System
  • Assistance with obtaining the status and disposition of the case in which you are involved
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Transportation assistance
  • Property return assistance
  • Counseling referrals
  • Assistance with preparation of needed documents for court
  • Accompaniment to the courtroom
  • Childcare while in court (Spanish Speaking)
  • Information and assistance with the applications to the (VCCO) Victims of Crime Compensation Office
  • Assistance with obtaining information to receive restitution and other funds that may apply
  • Referrals to social service agencies
  • Emergency Services
  • Interpreting services (Spanish Speaking)

Resources

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR VICTIM ASSISTANCE (NOVA)
Phone: 1-800-879-6682

MONMOUTH COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE VICTIM-WITNESS UNIT
Phone: 732-431-6459

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; 180 TURNING LIVES AROUND
Phone: 1-888-843-9262

SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE
Phone: 732-264-RAPE

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND RESOURCE CENTER
Phone: 732-774-3282

MERCY CENTER-FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
Phone: 732-774-9397 Ext. 22

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Phone: 1-800-367-8850

MONMOUTH COUNTY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER
Phone: 732-431-7160 Ext. 8660

CHILDREN’S SYSTEM OF CARE (MOBILE RESPONSE SERVICES)
Phone: 1-877-652-7624

DIVISION OF CHILD PROTECTION AND PERMANENCY HOTLINE (DCP&P)
Phone: 1-877-652-2873

MONMOUTH COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES- DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Phone: 732-431-6000

For more information or assistance call a MERCY CENTER ADVOCATE at
Phone: 732-774-9397 Ext. 27 or Ext. 26 (Spanish Speaking)