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Victims Rights

The office of the Henderson County Attorney takes the rights of victims of crimes very seriously. We understand that the criminal justice system can be difficult and complex for victims. To assist victims, we try to work with victims to inform them about how the system works and what they may expect. On this page, you can find some helpful links and information for victims.

The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office of Victim’s Advocacy has prepared this Victim’s Rights Handbook and we encourage you to read it closely.  It provides a good overview of role of those involved in the court system and the criminal court process.  If you would like to discuss your rights as a victim or how we can help you exercise your rights under the Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights, please contact us.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, we strongly suggest contacting O.A.S.I.S. – Owensboro Area Shelter and Information Services at 1-800-882-2873.  Also, there are some great resources at the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association’s website, including safety plans, ways around barrier to leaving, myths and warning signs.

Important Phone Numbers

The Counseling Center - (270) 826-6500
Children Advocacy Center – (270) 830-8400
Women’s Crisis Center – (270) 830-8063
Department for Social Services – (270) 826-6203
Pre-Trial Services – (270) 826-2210
Rape Crisis Center – 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
Red Cross – (270) 826-2775
Department of Juvenile Justice – (270) 826-6650
Health Services – (270) 826-0200
Harbor House – (270) 827- 5010
Audubon Area Community Action Agency – (270) 826-6071
Owensboro Area Shelter and Information Services – 1-800-882-2873
A.D.A.P.T. Counseling - (270) 454-4558

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