Information Provided by the Victims’ Services Officer (VSO)
- Access to the Alabama Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund
- Assistance with Restitution Claims
- Scheduling Information on Your Case
- Referrals to Victim Assistance Programs
Alabama Crime Victims’ Compensation Commission
From this site, you can check the status of any claim that you have filed with the ACVCC. For information on how to file a claim contact the District Attorney’s Office.
Alabama Attorney General’s Office of Victim’s Assistance
The Office of Victim’s Assistance at the Alabama Attorney General’s Office has online information about the capital litigation process, protesting pardons and paroles and the rights of victims generally.
U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime
The United States Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime has numerous online resources for crime victims.
Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence and Rape
The Alabama Coalition Against Rape and the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence both offer state-wide resources, the latter providing information on Protection from Abuse Orders. Hope Place is the domestic violence shelter for the Morgan County area. Rape counseling and crisis intervention is available at Crisis Services of North Alabama, Inc. The Mental Health Association of Morgan County provides referrals to a myriad of counseling programs and is often a good contact for victims coping with issues related to domestic violence and rape. The process for filing for a protection from abuse order in Morgan County is also discussed on the Morgan County Circuit Clerk’s website.
Resources for the Child and Family
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is an excellent resource for child safety issues. Alabama’s Center for Missing and Exploited Children can be located at the Alabama Bureau of Investigation’s website. For issues concerning child abuse (both sexual and physical), the National Children’s Alliance and the National Children’s Advocacy Center, located in Huntsville, Alabama, have excellent online resources. Additional information on this topic can also be found at The National Child Abuse Prevention Network and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families. Locally, the Morgan County Department of Human Resources, the Alabama Department of Human Resources, the Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama and the Morgan County Children’s Policy Committee’s websites provide a full spectrum of available resources for both the victim child and the at risk child.
Sex Offender Information
Alabama’s sex offender registration database can be accessed at the Alabama Bureau of Investigation’s website. Nationwide Megan’s Law information can be found at the Klaas Kid’s Foundation.
Information on Prisoners/Fugitives
To find out if an individual is currently in an Alabama State prison or a Federal Prison, the prison locators at the Alabama Department of Corrections and the Federal Bureau of Prisons should be consulted. A listing of Alabama Fugitives can be found at the Alabama Bureau of Investigation’s Website. There is no online system of county or municipal prisoners in the State of Alabama, such information can only be obtained by contacting the appropriate jail.
Information on Missing Persons & Unidentified Bodies
A listing of both missing children and adults can be found at the Alabama Bureau of Investigation’s website.
Consumer Fraud Information/Identity Theft
The Alabama Attorney General’s Consumer Affairs page includes complaint forms, fraud alerts and a hotline. Topics at this site thoroughly cover identity theft. The Department of Justice’s Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC), and the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel, Econsumer and IDTheft sites are all excellent sources of information on internet fraud and identity theft. Additionally, the Better Business Bureau provides fraud alerts and information on identity theft at their website.
Protesting Pardons & Paroles
The pardons and parole process, including a victim’s right of participation, are discussed in detail at the Alabama Attorney General’s website, and the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles website.
Victims of Drunk Drivers
Mother’s Against Drunk Driving is the leading advocacy group in this area, and their site provides a national prospective on the issue.