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.
Emergency: (Police, Fire & Medical) 911
Victim Advocate Direct Line: 904-209-1577
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