The Victim Services Unit helps crime victims, witnesses, and their families to overcome the effects of crime. We will help you understand your rights, provide information, counseling services, and overall help and support throughout the criminal justice process.


If you are the victim of a crime, you should report it as soon as you can to the St. Louis Police Department. It is also important to remember your rights as a victim. These include being present at any stage where the defendant appears; being notified of the outcome of the case; making a written or oral statement for consideration by the judge when sentencing the defendant; and to receive notification of the release of an inmate from a correctional facility. These are only a few examples. For more information, please call (314) 622-4373.


The Victim Services Unit will not discriminate against any victim, employee, colleague, allied professional, or member of the public on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, social class, ability, economic status, education, marital status, religion, substance abuse, health status or HIV status.


FAQs for Victims and Witnesses