Helpful Phone Numbers
Domestic Violence Hotline
24-hour Rape Crisis & Information Hotline
Rape Recovery Center, Salt Lake City, 24 hour Hotline
Roosevelt Phone and Office Hours
Monday - by appointment
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Duchesne Phone and Office Hours
Monday - by appointment
Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
The Victim Advocate office consists of two advocates as well as volunteers who service serious offenses charged in Eighth District and Justice courts. These advocates work to assist victims through the criminal court process. A primary role is to ensure that victim rights are protected. Victim rights laws are designed to ensure that victims are kept informed, remain free from harassment, and are treated respectfully.
In addition advocates partner with local law enforcement agencies to provide crisis intervention for those in need of emergency services both day and night. It is the goal of the staff to contact victims and assist them with referrals, resources and various types of protective orders. The advocates will assist with the completion of adult or child protective orders and stalking injunction requests through the 8th District Court. They will guide you through the process and often accompany victims to the hearings.
Victims’ rights in Utah include:
- The right to privacy
- The right to be heard at sentencing
- The right to be informed of court dates and case updates
- The right to give input to any resolution or plea negotiation
- The right to request restitution and reparations for any losses incurred
- The right to be present for all important hearings
- The right to be treated with dignity, respect, courtesy and sensitivity
- The right to an explanation as to legal proceedings and plea negotiations
For victims of personal crimes who are cooperative with investigation and prosecution, some resources are available to pay for therapy, loss of work, medical expenses, moving expenses, and other financial impacts to an individual or family. These resources are available through the Crime Victim Reparations, which is funded through fees paid by criminal defendants in court. For the Crime Victim Reparations Application please visit their page or Click Here.
To speak with a victim advocate please call the number listed above. The schedule is subject to change and it is best to schedule an appointment first before visiting the office.