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Follow-Up Contact: Program staff contacts crime victims to see if our letter was received and if any assistance is required.

Supportive Listening: Program staff serve as supportive listeners to victims who want to discuss trauma involved with the crime.

Victim's Compensation: Medical and wage loss benefits are available to innocent victims who are injured as a result of criminal conduct. Depending on availability of funds, victims may be compensated for uninsured medical expenses, subject to criteria established by the Nebraska Crime Reparations Board. Program staff will assist victims with the filing of compensation forms.

Cell Phone Program: Cell phones are only issued to domestic violence and special circumstance victims. Phones dial 911 only.

Case Status Information: Upon request; Program staff will refer the victim to the appropriate unit to provide him/her with a clear understanding of his/her case disposition.

Court Cases: Program staff will accompany victims to court, when the victim requests it. The staff will also assist victims of domestic abuse through the Order of Protection.

Agency Referral: The Program will provide referrals to counseling facilities and community service agencies for victims with special needs.

VINE NEBRASKA: Victim Information and Notification Everyday. Toll-free number allows victims to obtain information on an inmate's status in jail or prison and to register to be notified upon the inmate's release.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Omaha-Douglas County Victim Assistance Program
1905 Harney, Suite 500
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 444-4597

Email Victim Assistance 

Related Links:

Case Status Information
Court Proceedings
Follow-Up Contact
Filing Forms
General Support

 

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