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Victim Services

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Victim Services Coordinators are available to assist crime victims in the aftermath of trauma by offering supportive services throughout the criminal justice process in an effort to prevent future victimization. From the moment a crime occurs, through prosecution and sentencing, a Victim Services Coordinator can provide consistent assistance to victims of crime and their families. We offer support to the community through crisis intervention, safety planning, investigative support, court preparation and accompaniment, referrals, follow-up, and protection order assistance. Assistance for crime victims is provided regardless of whether the crime has been reported to law enforcement. Types of crimes include, but are not limited to: violent crimes, family/domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, cyberstalking/cyberbullying, harassment, communicating threats, property crimes, identity theft/fraud, etc. 

Victim Services Coordinators are available by phone and in-person. Visit us at the Chatham County Sheriff's Office at 295 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (M-F, 8-5) or at the Chatham County Justice Center at 40 East Chatham Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312 in Room 2401 (MWF 9-5 or TTH 9-Noon).

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Safety Planning
  • Protection Order Assistance
  • Family Violence Victim Support
  • Incident Report Follow Up
  • Crime Scene Response
  • Hospital Response/Medical Accompaniment
  • Investigative Support
  • Follow Up Photos of Injuries
  • Case Status Updates
  • Court Notification, Preparation and Accompaniment
  • Victim Compensation Applications
  • Liaison between Law Enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office
  • Provide Referrals and Resources
  • Community Collaboration

Victim Services Coordinators

Donna Griffith – 919-545-8113                                                                        Lora Rinaldi – 919-545-8116

Email: donna.griffith@chathamsheriff.com                                                      Email: lora.rinaldi@chathamsheriff.com

Protection Order Assistance

Types of Protection Orders:

  1. Domestic Violence Protection Order (50B)
  2. No Contact Order for Stalking or Nonconsensual Sexual Conduct (50C)

NC Statewide Automated Victim Assistance and Notification

Register here to be notified of status changes for:

  • Offenders in Custody
  • Sex Offender Registry
  • Protection Orders