YOUR RIGHTS AS A VICTIM….
Florida Statute 960.001 guarantees that victims of crime, including the next of kin of homicide, suicide survivors, are entitled to certain basic rights, including but not limited to, the right to be informed of your rights, to the extent that these rights do not interfere with the constitutional rights of the accused.
The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office establishment of this program represents the concern of the Sheriff to provide the citizens of Hendry County with additional support in their time of need. This program assists crime victims in their recovery from emotional, physical and financial problems caused by crime.
It is the duty of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Victim’s Advocate to provide crime victims with compassion, advocacy, legal assistance and compensation, in their time of need.
Assistance in obtaining information regarding your case
Assistance in completing victim compensation forms, and other means of financial assistance
Support during hearings, arraignments, or trial
Other personal advocacy as needed
If you have recently been the victim of a crime, you may be feeling alone and in need of intervention.
Please contact us we may be able to help.
Hendry County Sheriff’s Office
Victim Advocate (863) 674-5600 ext 215
8am - 5pm