The Crime Victim’s Assistance Unit’s primary function is to help victims, and their families cope with the traumatic experience of a crime. Our office offers assistance to victims’ families after an arrest is made. The District Attorneys’ office is the primary contact. However, we are here to support one in navigating through the process. If one chooses, they can invoke their rights as a victim by filing a Victim’s Rights Invocation Form. These forms are made available by our office. As a Crime Victim who lives in the jurisdiction of Jefferson County, your local emergency phone is 205-325-1450. If one is not sure of their jurisdiction, dial “911”. If one is not notified of an arrest in their case within 60 days of one’s initial report, they may call The Jefferson County Crime Victims Officer for the status of their case. Once an arrest is made, the local District Attorney will assist one with the court process and Subpoenas for all proceedings associated with their case.
The Victims Assistance Unit is headed by Wanda Jones-Miller and Gloria Turner.