OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTORNEY
7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
The SAO 7th Judicial Circuit Victim Advocate program was established in 1974 as a pilot project funded by the Law Enforcement Assistant Administration. Our Victim Advocate program was one of four Law Enforcement Prosecutor based victim services programs nationwide.
In January of 1989, Florida become the first state in the nation to change their constitution to include the rights of crime victims. The victim services division has been expanded to ensure the rights of all crime victims and witnesses were met through compliance with Article 1, Section 16, paragraph (b) of the Florida constitution. The resulting Florida Statute, Section 960.001, outlined certain rights that crime victims and witnesses may expect from the criminal justice system.
Victims Rights - The victim of a crime and/or the State Attorney, with the consent of the victim, can assert the rights of a crime victim which are provided by law and Art. 1, S. 16(b) of the State Constitution.
The State Attorney's Office is staffed with Victim Advocates who provide the following services:
How do I contact the Victim Advocate office?
Volusia County: (386) 239-7720
Flagler County: (386) 313-4300
Putnam County: (386) 329-0259
St. Johns County: (904) 823-2300
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