Being a victim of crime is a traumatic event in your life, one that most people are not prepared for. In addition to pain inflicted upon you by the criminal, you may experience confusion, frustration, and heartache. The Harford County Sheriff's Office Victim Services Unit would like to help you by providing information, assistance, and support.
You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 410-836-5490.
Types of Crimes
- All violent crimes
- Accidental deaths
Victims Should Know
- You have no obligation to speak with a defendant or defense attorney
- You should be kept informed as to the status of your case
- You may be in the courtroom during the proceedings if you are not sequestered
- You may have a Victim Advocate accompany you to any court proceedings
- You may ask that your address and/or phone number not be revealed during testimony
- You may be heard at sentencing through a Victim Impact Statement
- You may participate in programs and services available:
- Financial Assistance
- Crisis Intervention Services
- Crime Victim Advocacy
- Support Groups
If you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please contact our Family Justice Center at 410-638-3113.
If this is an emergency, please call 911.
For information about how to petition for a protective order, please visit the Maryland Courts website.
- Visit www.vinelink.com to stay informed of criminal cases and the custody status of offenders.
- Maryland's Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Victim Notification Program
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers a Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with ICE in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release.
The Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center (SARC)
SARC (The Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center) is Harford County's lifeline to victims, potential victims, and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking. Working within the community, they are the catalyst for the eradication and prevention of violence.
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) is the state domestic violence coalition that brings together victim service providers, allied professionals, and concerned individuals for the common purpose of reducing intimate partner and family violence and its harmful effects on our citizens. The Network accomplishes this goal by providing education, training, resources, and advocacy to advance victim safety and abuser accountability.