SJSO

ST. JOHNS COUNTY

SHERIFF'S OFFICE

ROBERT A. HARDWICK, SHERIFF

"SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE"

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

Sarah Van Laarhoven, Victim’s Advocate
svanlaarhoven@sjso.org
904.209.1533

Ashley Mitchell  Victim’s Advocate
amitchell@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
904.209.1577

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
904.209.1577

Victim Compensation Program
1.800.226.6667

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office
904.824.8304

St. Augustine Police Department (Dispatch)
904.825.1070

St. Augustine Police Department (Non-emergency)
904.825.1074

St. Augustine Beach Police Department
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

  • Title VI Coordinator
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • 904.824.8304

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