Resources for crime victims


  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, respect, dignity, and to be protected from intimidation or harm throughout the criminal and juvenile justice process
  • You have the right, upon request, to be informed about victims’ rights, criminal proceedings, and if the accused is arrested, released, or escapes.
    • To be notified, register with VINE at or call 1-800-511-1670
    • If offender is in custody, click “Find an Offender”
    • To be notified of court dates, click “Find an Offender Court Case”
  • You have the right to have your safety, dignity, and privacy to be considered
  • You have the right to be heard at bond, bail release, pleas, or sentencing
  • You have the right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay
  • You have the right to be present at criminal proceedings
  • You have the right to consult with prosecution
  • You have standing to assert your rights, have an attorney assert your rights, or request the Attorney for the Commonwealth assert your rights
  • You have the right to full restitution paid by the convicted


The Lexington Domestic Violence Prevention Board has compiled a list of service providers able to assist with:

  • Protective orders
  • Legal services
  • Children and youth services
  • Financial assistance
  • Health services

Lexington-Fayette County Resource List

Victim advocates

All cases involving violence or threats between family members or partners are assigned to victim advocates for follow-up.

  • Advocates attempt to contact the victims within 24 hours from the time the police are called.
  • Advocates are available to assist victims in seeking information, linking to resources, and planning for safety.
  • They are also able to update victims regarding case status and the court process, accompany victims to file protective orders, and attend court with victims.
  • Bilingual services available

For more information, call (859) 258-3768 or (859) 258-3700. A referral is not necessary for advocacy services. 

Circuit Court Cases involving all felonies may call the Commonwealth Attorney's Victim Advocate at (859) 246-2060.

District Court Cases involving all misdemeanors may call the County Attorney's Office Victim Advocate at (859) 254-4941.

Jail/prison release notification

Extra patrol requests

If you have been threatened with retaliation, intimidated, or fear further victimization and would like to request an extra patrol by officers, call (859) 258-3600.

Fraud, scams and identity theft

Visit the police department's Financial Crimes Unit page for information regarding crimes of:

  • identity theft
  • theft by deception
  • fraudulent use of credit cards
  • scams