Victim Information

Victim Advocate: Heather Dreiling   Phone: (775) 325-6454   Email: hdreiling@washoecounty.us

Victims of all crimes as well as victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking often become overwhelmed with sudden changes to their routines, emotional stress and financial turmoil. It is crucial that they get the answers to their questions and start to regain a sense of safety and empowerment. By working together with local community resources, we strive to provide the best resources possible to the critical needs of those who have been impacted by crime. The WCSO victim advocate is able to step in and provide the emotional and practical support for the victim and their family. We work with the victim/survivor to assess their short term needs and long terms goals.

The face of a victim is not restricted to gender, economics or ethnicity. A victim advocate will assess the victim’s individual needs and concerns and provide a variety of support and services. These may include:

  • Provide updates on the status of their criminal case
  • Assist in filing for Victims of Crime Compensation
  • Assist in filing for a Temporary Protection Order or Stalking Order
  • Safety Plan Development
  • Personal Advocacy
  • Referrals to Community Resources such as counseling, support groups and resources
  • Educate the Victim on resources in our area

Please note that a criminal report is not necessary to take advantage of these services.

Click HERE for information on Temporary Protection Orders and Stalking and Harassing Orders for Survivors.

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