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Your Rights as a Victim or Witness:

We realize that for many persons, being a victim or witness to a crime is their first experience with the criminal and juvenile justice system. As a victim or witness, you have certain rights within the system. For further information regarding these rights, please contact the appropriate law enforcement agency handling your case.

Who is Eligible?

Victims of crime always need the support of their families and friends to help them deal with the trauma of victimization. Sometimes this support is not sufficient, or additional help or information is needed. Victim and Witness assistance is available to any citizen of St. Johns County or any victim or witness of a violent crime committed within the county.

Victim Advocacy Survey

Emergency: (Police, Fire & Medical) 911

Victim Advocate Direct Line: 904-209-1577

Victimadvocates@sjso.org

Rachel Abbuhl

Victim’s Advocate

rabbuhl@sjso.org

904-209-1566

Cynthia Howell

Victim’s Advocate

chowell@sjso.org

904-209-1582

Colette Domingue

Victim’s Advocate

cdomingue@sjso.org

904-209-1558

Abuse Registry

1-800-962-2873

Betty Griffin House

904-824-1555


Abuse Hotline

1-800-962-2873

State Attorney Victim Advocates

904-209-1620 x1648

SAPD Victim Advocates

904-824-8304

Mental Health

St. Johns County

904-209-6001


Domestic Violence Counseling

904-824-1555

Sexual Assault

Counseling

904-824-1555

Suicide Prevention

904-824-4357

St. Johns County Courthouse

904-819-3600


SJSO Victim Advocates

904-824-8304

Victim Compensation Program

1-800-226-6667

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office

904-824-8304

St. Augustine Police Dept (Dispatch)

904-825-1070


St. Augustine Police Dept

(Non-emergency)

904-825-1074

St. Augustine Beach

Police Dept

904-471-3600

Florida Highway Patrol

904-823-2526

FBI

904-721-1211


In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, discrimination is prohibited against race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or age. If you believe that you have been discriminated against, please contact one of the following entities:

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office

  • Director Jason Sheffield, Division of General Services
  • Title VI Coordinator
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • (904) 810-6661

Florida Department of Children and Families 

  • Office of Inspector General, Civil Rights
  • 1317 Winewood Blvd., Bldg I, Room 101
  • Tallahassee, Fl 32399 (850) 487-1901

Health and Human Services

  • Office for Civil Rights, DHHS
  • 61 Forsyth Street, SW. Suite 3B70
  • Atlanta, GA 30303-8909 (404) 562-7886

Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

  • 1800 G St. NW Washington DC 20006
  • (202) 514-5713

Additional Resources:

Florida Attorney General – Crime Victims Services

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)

Constitutional Victim Rights

Statutory Victim Rights

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