Have You Been the Victim of a Crime?
In Houston County, call Hodac at (478) 953-5675
In other areas of the state, call 1-800-338-6745
(Georgia Crime Victim Assistance Helpline)
If you are a crime victim residing in Houston County, you are not alone!
Hodac’s services empower victims of crimes by providing a supportive environment and offering assistance that can help navigate the complex legal process. We also offer preventative safety procedures for those who feel threatened.
For victims of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and domestic abuse, Hodac’s trained team can help in the successful prosecution of the offender by assisting in the collection of forensic evidence while providing prompt, compassionate care of the victim.
For victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, Hodac's trained crisis responders help increase successful prosecution of sex offenders and provide prompt, compassionate care and comprehensive forensic evidences collections. When a sexual assault victim arrives at the hospital emergency department, a Forensic Nurse Examiner provides a streamlined coordinated effort to facilitate proper medical care, evidence collection, and representation to authorities such as police, prosecutors,, and child protective services. Hodac's Crime Victim Advocates serve to provide victims with information and referral, necessary supplies, and emotional support during a difficult and frightening time. Hodac's staff Advocates offer accompaniment to each victim of sexual assault to any/all interviews with police or prosecutors. The staff advocates also provide appropriate, compassionate follow-up care to all victims of sexual assault and domestic violence seen in the emergency room.
The following links may be helpful in learning more about crime and its victims:
www.WomensLaw.org This website provides easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with, or escaping from, domestic violence.
http://www.gmdvp.org/ Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
http://www.mencanstoprape.org/ Men Can Stop Rape
www.asistahelp.org ASISTA is a collaboration of four nationally-recognized legal experts who work to provide comprehensive and cutting-edge technical assistance when immigration and domestic violence law intersect. Our purpose is to centralize, enhance and expand immigration assistance to frontline advocates and attorneys who provide legal assistance to immigrant victims.
http://www.dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov Georgia Department of Family and Children’s Services
http://www.glsp.org/ Georgia Legal Service Program
http://www.ncdsv.org/ National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
http://www.endabuse.org/ Family Violence Prevention Fund
https://volunteer.united-e-way.org/gsu/org/10290548316.html Immigrant and Refugee Coalition Challenging Gender Based Oppression
http://ocse.dhr.georgia.gov/portal/site/DHR-OCSE/ Georgia Child Support Enforcement
http://www.vinelink.com Victim Information and Notification Everyday
http://www.fcccg.org/ Family Counseling Center
www.houstonda.org Houston County District Attorney’s Office
www.cjcc.ga.gov/ Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (This website has information on the crime victim’s bill of rights and victims compensation)
http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/ Georgia Department of Corrections (Offender searches of people incarcerated and sex offender registry)
http://www.djj.state.ga.us/ Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
http://www.gnesa.org/ Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
http://www.ncvc.org/ncvc National Center for Victims of Crime
http://www.ncvc.org/src Stalking Resource Center
http://www.nsvrc.org/ National Sexual Violence Resource Center
http://www.pacga.org/ Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia
http://www.pap.state.ga.us Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles
http://www.ncadv.org/ National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
http://www.gcadv.org/ Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
http://www.gcfv.org/ Georgia Commission on Family Violence
http://www.rainn.org/ RAINN Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
http://www.menstoppingviolence.org Men Stopping Violence
http://www.maddga.org/ Mother’s Against Drunk Driving – Georgia