Victim Services

Services for Victims

  • ADT AWARE (Abused Women’s Active Response Emergency)
  • Assistance in Obtaining Restraining Orders and Orders of Protection
  • Cellular Phones to call 9-1-1
  • Court Orientation and Accompaniment
  • Crime Victim Compensation
  • Crisis Counseling (Individual and Group)
  • Domestic Violence Tracking
  • Explanation of the Criminal Justice System Process and Your Role
  • Referrals to Other Agencies
  • Safety Planning
  • Status of Case After Arrest
  • Training Workshops
  • Victim’s Support Group

Advocates
If you have been a victim of a crime, the Mount Pleasant Police Department is committed to assuring that you will not go through the traumatic time alone. We will be there with you every step of the way.


Victim’s Advocates
  • Ruth Tocco: (843) 884-4176
  • Monica Kropp: (843) 884-4176
Senior’s Advocate
  • Becky Tapia-Cooper: (843) 884-4176


Purpose

The purpose of the Victim Services Unit is to provide support and encouragement to all victims of crime.


Victim & Witness Bill of Rights

If you are a victim of crime, or have witnessed a crime, you have the right to:

  • Be treated with dignity and compassion
  • Be protected from intimidation and harm
  • Be informed (concerning the criminal justice process)
  • Be compensated (if eligible) and/or receive restitution
  • Be able to preserve your property and employment
  • Receive due process in criminal court proceedings
  • Receive special attention by all criminal justice, medical, and social service agencies if you are handicapped or have special needs.

Victimization

The major types of victimization include, but are not limited:

  • Adult Victimization
  • Child Victimization
  • Domestic Violence
  • Harassment
  • Homicide
  • Physical Injury
  • Sexual Assault