What is the Victim's Assistance Program
The Victim's Assistance Program was established to assist the victims of certain types of crime by providing the following:
* Availability of medical services
* Availability of Victim's Compensation Funds
* District Attorney's office address and phone number
* Information about the accused opportunity for pretrial release
* Name and phone number of a contact person at the Clinton Police
Department whom will keep the victim informed of relative case issues.
* Notification of a victim concerning the arrest of an offender in his/her case
What types of offenses does the Victim's Assistance Program assist with?
Where do I go if I need medical attention?
You are encouraged to contact your family physician or go to the nearest hospital emergency department. Sampson Regional Medical Center, located on Beaman Street in Clinton, is the nearest hospital. The Sampson County Health Department, which is located on Rowan Road in Clinton, can also provide some basic care needs, as well as providing referral services.
What about Victim's Compensation Funds?
Each District's Attorney's Office has a Victim's Assistance Coordinator who assists the victim in completing the appropriate forms in order to obtain restitution from the offender or seek financial assistance from the State of North Carolina. Unfortunately, Victim's Assistance Funds cannot be used to compensate for property losses. Every victim is encouraged to contact the District Attorney's Office and complete the necessary paperwork.
How can I be notified when criminal aliens have been released from custody?
Victims and witnesses may be notified when criminal aliens have been released from custody by registering at Victim Notification Program.
What is the contact information for the District Attorney?
District Attorney's Office
Sampson County Courthouse
Clinton, NC 28328