Victims Assistance

A crime victim has the following rights:

  • The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for victim's dignity and privacy and informed of a victim's constitutional rights.
  • The right to be reasonably informed when the accused or convicted person is arrested, released from custody, or has escaped.
  • The right to be informed of and present at all criminal proceedings which are dispositive of the charges where the defendant has the right to be present.
  • The right to be allowed to submit either a written or an oral statement at all hearings affecting bond or bail.
  • The right to be heard at any proceedings involving a post-arrest decision, a plea or sentencing.
  • The right to be reasonably protected from the accused or persons acting on his behalf throughout the criminal justice process.
  • The right to confer with the prosecution after the crime against the victim has been charged, before the trial or before any disposition and informed of the disposition.
  • The right to have reasonable access after the conclusion of the criminal investigation to all documents relating to the crime against the victim before trial.
  • The right to received prompt and full restitution from the convicted person or persons.
  • The right to be informed of any proceedings when any post-conviction action or hearing is being considered and be present at any hearing.
  • The right to a reasonable disposition and prompt and final conclusion to the case.

For more info please contact:

Jennifer A. Medlin
Victim Services Coordinator
State Office of Victims Assistance

Telephone: 803-245-4994
Fax: 803-245-3375
P.O. Box 502
Bamberg SC, 29003
jmedlin@govoepp.state.sc.us

Other Important Numbers

Barnwell City Police Department
(803) 259-1838

Barnwell County Solicitor's Victim Assistance Program
(803) 541-1091

South Carolina Victim Assistance Network
(803) 750-1200

Governor's Office and Division of Victim's Assistance Compensation
1-800-220-5370

The Department of Juvenile Justice
(803) 259-7114

The Department of Social Services
(803) 541-1200

Barnwell County Detention Center
(803) 541-1102

Barnwell Municipal Court
(803) 541-1035

Axis 1 Center
(803) 541-1245

Barnwell County Help Line (Domestic Abuse, Rape Crisis)
(803) 259-3333

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