As the victim of a crime, you have certain constitutional and statutory rights under the law. The Utah Council on Victims of Crime has created a document explaining these rights (PDF), as well as the responsibilities and expectations of government agencies involved in the criminal prosecution process.
South Salt Lake Victim Services is a team of four, committed to the work of victim advocacy and providing support to those who need it. Our victim advocates are trained in victim and child advocacy, our team is prepared to provide guidance, resources, and referrals particular to your needs.
The team is very conscious of the unique dynamics of our South Salt Lake community, and works hard to maintain current and valuable information for our LGBTQIAP+, refugee and Non-English speaking populations. We have a full-time Spanish-speaking advocate, with team members specially versed in mental health, domestic violence, protective orders and housing resources.
South Salt Lake Crime Victim Advocates assist victims (and family members of victims) with the following types of crimes:
- Child Abuse
- Domestic violence
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI) - Fatal
- Sexual Assault
- Suicide and other traumatic loss
- Other violent crimes
Some of our services include:
- Safety planning
- Referrals to community resources and services
- Counseling resources and referrals
- Information about the criminal justice system
- Resources for available financial assistance
- Accompaniment to and support with court hearings as requested
- Prevention work, including public presentations
Victim Advocate hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. Call our main line at 801-412-3660 and our Spanish-speaking line at 801-412-3661. For non-emergency situations call 801-840-4000. To obtain a police report, reach out to our Records Division at 801-412-3600 or email Police Records.
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- Adult Protective Service
- Utah Division of Child and Family Services
- Rape Recovery Center
- Sego Lily Center for the Abused - Deaf
- South Valley Sanctuary
- Utah Health and Human Rights Project
- Refugee and Immigrant Center
- Utah Refugee Connection
- Catholic Community Services
- Columbus Community Center
- Promise SSL
- Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC)
- 24-hour LINK Line: 1800-897-LINK(5465)
- How do I obtain a police report?
To obtain a police report, reach out to our Records Division at 801-412-3600 or email Police Records.
- If I’m a victim of a crime, do I need to pay for a copy of the police report?
No. Victims of crimes can receive a copy of their police report for free. Contact the Records Division at 801-412-3600 or email Police Records for more information.
- Do I need a lawyer to get a protective order?
No. You can apply for a protective order at the Legal Aid Society website.
- Can I be compensated for expenses related to a crime committed against me?
In some cases, yes. To find out if you can be compensated for a crime committed against you, reach out to the Utah Office for Victims of Crime.
- Where can I find additional information and services for domestic abuse?
Domestic Shelters provides excellent information regarding all aspects of domestic abuse. If you are the victim of domestic abuse, reach out to our team immediately.
- Domestic Violence - English (PDF)
- Domestic Violence - Spanish (PDF)
- Types of Protective Orders (PDF)
Thinking of Leaving an Abusive Relationship
If you have been the victim of abuse or violence and would like to leave your current living situation, these resources can help:
- Getting Free - Ginny NiCarthy
- When Love Goes Wrong - Susan Schecter and Ann Jones
- The Gift of Fear - Gavin DeBecker
- When Dad Hurts Mom - Lundy Bancroft
- Why Does He Do That - Lundy Bancroft
- Verbal Abuse: Survivors Speak Out on Relationship and Recovery - Patricia Evans
- The Power of Awareness - Dan Schilling
Those interested in volunteering with our team can email Victim Services.