In 1994, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department responded to 1,141 domestic violence calls in the unincorporated areas of the county. The Circuit Court Clerk's office issued 1,251 ExParte orders of protection. In response to this level of domestic violence, Sheriff Oliver "Glenn" Boyer initiated a Domestic Violence Victim Services program. The program began with the creation of a professional staff position and the employment of a Domestic Violence Victim Services Coordinator.
Enforcement Victim Services Program has a unique advantage in that it can address the
needs of victims that may never be served by another agency. Shelters and other
victim service agencies must generally wait for the victim to make contact with them.
Even a prosecution based victim witness advocate usually does not get involved in
cases that are not prosecuted.
Services Available -
Information about the Judicial System response to family violence
Information about the Dynamics of Family Violence
Public Information, education and awareness
Victim Automated Notification System (MOVANS) - Telephone: 1-866-5-MOVANS
Available Victim Services
LEAD Institute (Interpreter services for hearing-impaired domestic violence victims) 1-800-380-3323
Missouri Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline 1-800-392-3738
Missouri Child Support Enforcement Unit 1-800-859-7999
Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence 1-888-666-1911
Missouri Coalition Against Sexual Assault 1-877-7MO-CASA
Missouri Crime Victims Compensation Program 1-800-347-6881
Missouri Elder Abuse Hotline 1-800-392-0210
Missouri Office for Victims of Crime 1-866-334-MOVC
Missouri Victim Assistance Network 1-800-698-9199
Mothers against Drunk Driving, State Office 1-800-736-MADD
National Center for Missing
& Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678
Parents of Murdered Children 1-800-818-POMC
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