Logan County Victim Advocate Program


Mission Statement

To Assure All Victim/Witnesses of Crime Are Honored and Protected in a Manner No Less Vigorous Than the Protection Afforded Criminal Defendants.


What is the Victim Advocate Program?

The Logan County Sheriff's Office Victim Assistance Program assists three law enforcement agencies, the Sheriff's Office, Sterling Police Department, and Colorado State Patrol.  This agency provides on scene and direct services to crime victims in Logan County.  This project also assists the District Attorney's Office, District and County Courts.  Develop, coordinate and enhance resources for Victim/Witness Assistance Program for Logan County.  To assure the rights of victims and witnesses within the criminal justice system; to assure that these individuals receive information and needed direct services because of their position as victims and witnesses.  This is a grant funded position with in-kind assistance. 

This project provides a 24 hour crisis hotline for victims of crime.  This project will respond to a victim 24 to 8 hours after the crime has been reported.  The advocate is available to assist victims from the rime the crime is reported through the disposition of the case. 

Services which this project currently includes:
(1) Immediate response
(2) Protection Order Assistance
(3) Information and Referral, if necessary
(4) Child Care Assistance
(5) Interpreting
(6) Personal and Courtroom Advocacy
(7) Victims Rights and Victims Compensation. 

This project provides follow-up to all victims and or their families to ensure adequate assistance.  This project provides interpreting for victims for law enforcement agencies in Logan and surrounding counties.


For more information contact Program Coordinator Sally Torres at 522-2578 opt# 5 or by email


The Rights of Victims of Crimes

If you are a victim of any one of the crimes listed here, Your right to be informed and to participate in all critical stages of the criminal justice process related to that crime is guaranteed by the Colorado Constitution.  This document is designed to help you exercise these rights.  The Constitution of the State of Colorado and the laws of this state Guarantee rights to the victims of the following crimes: If the victim is deceased or incapacitated, these rights are guaranteed to the victim's spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, significant other, or other lawful representative.  The Constitution or the State of Colorado under C.R.S. 24-4.1-302(1) guarantee certain rights to the victims of the following acts:

Murder - 1st and 2nd Degree
Manslaughter
Criminally Negligent Homicide and Vehicular Homicide
Assault - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree, Vehicular Assault
Menacing
Kidnapping - 1st and 2nd degree
Sexual Assault - 1st and 2nd degree; on a child, on a child by one in a position of trust, on a client by a psychotherapist
Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Robbery of a controlled substance
Incest and Aggravated incest
Child Abuse
Sexual Exploitation of Children
Crimes against at risk adults or at risk juveniles
Crimes for which the underlying factual basis has been found by the court on record to include and act of domestic violence
Stalking
Ethnic intimidation 
Careless Driving that results in the death of another person
Retaliation against a victim or witness
Tampering with a victim or witness
Any criminal attempt, conspiracy, criminal solicitation, or accessory involving any of the crimes specified above.