Kentucky

Center for Women and Families

The Center's Joan E. Thomas, M.D. Campus in downtown Louisville provides residential and nonresidential services for survivors of intimate partner abuse and sexual violence.  It offers rooms for special-needs victims and age appropriate play spaces for children. This campus also houses The Center's Economic Success & Housing services, Kentucky crisis line, regional administration offices and the area's only Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Clinic.

Email:

Website: thecenteronline.org

Phone: (502) 581-7200

 

 

Daviess County Crime Victim Assistance

This project provides services in the following categories: crisis counseling, follow-up contact, information & referral (both in person and by telephone), criminal justice support and advocacy, emergency legal advocacy, emergency financial assistance, information and filing of crime victim compensation claims, and personal advocacy. It provides these services to victims of child physical abuse, child sexual abuse, DUI crashes, domestic violence, adult sexual assault, elder abuse, adults molested as children, survivors of homicide victims, robbery, assault, kidnapping, terroristic threatening, stalking, wanton endangerment and burglary.

Website: daviesskycva.org

Phone: 270-685-4357

ElderServe’s Crime Victim Services

ElderServe’s Crime Victim Services works with older adults 60+ in Jefferson County who are victims of crime, including but not limited to crimes of financial exploitation, abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, robbery, burglary, and caregiver neglect. The purpose of the program is to support older adults in recovering from victimization, to increase access to the criminal justice system for older crime victims, and to increase awareness of elder abuse as a crime. ElderServe’s crime victim advocates are experienced, trustworthy and compassionate. All information is confidential and all services are free.

Email:

Website: elderserveinc.org

Phone: 502.587.8673

KCADV

There are fifteen regional domestic violence centers in Kentucky. In addition to providing a safe, secure shelter for victim/survivors and their children, these centers offer a variety of support services to both residents and nonresidents. Domestic violence center staffs support survivors by:

  • Accompanying survivors to court, helping them understand their legal options and connecting them to legal resources.
  • Offering individual counseling, support groups and supportive children’s services.
  • Providing case management, safety planning, self-sufficiency planning/services and referrals to other community resources.

The centers are also working to prevent future domestic violence through community education, increasing public awareness, and prevention programs. Centers are working with schools, local professionals and community groups to increase understanding of domestic violence issues.

Email:

Website: kcadv.org

Phone: (502) 209-5382

 

 

Kentucky's Crime Victims Compensation Board (CVCB)

Kentucky's Crime Victims Compensation Board (CVCB) assists more than 1,000 victims of violent crime per year who have no other resources to pay for the medical, funeral, mental health counseling, and dental or corrective lens expenses resulting from the crime. Assistance can also include lost wages of the victim or loss of support for someone dependent on the victim. When awarded, payments are made directly to service providers or can be reimbursements to victims or claimants. The CVCB strives to be pro-victim and includes at least one crime victim. The board's goal is to provide not only the above-mentioned assistance, but also to show empathy and provide caring assistance to crime victims during a particularly traumatic time.

Email:

Website: cvcb.ky.gov/Pages

Phone: 502-573-2290

Office of Victim Services Kentucky Department of Corrections

The Victim Services Branch (VSB) is committed to assisting victims and survivors throughout the duration of their offender's incarceration and supervision. We are dedicated to ensuring that crime victims are treated with dignity and respect.A victim's need for assistance does not stop once an offender has been sentenced. In fact, it continue throughout an offender's incarceration, and VSB is the arm of Corrections which handles those requests for assistance.Victim advocated from VSB work with victims daily as they attempt to locate information about their offender. We also travel the state to educate thos involved in the vriminal justice sustem about the VINE service - with the goal that all victims are aware of the protection the service offers.

Email:

Website: corrections.ky.gov/victimservices/Pages

Phone: 502-564-5061

Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky

Safe Harbor of Northeastern Kentucky is an emergency shelter and advocacy center that provides free confidential, caring and supportive services to all domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Lawrence and Elliott counties. Through the use of resources, education, counseling and advocacy, Safe Harbor provides a safe place for you to consider the impact domestic violence is having upon you and your family.  Safe Harbor's services are free to all victims of domestic violence. Safe Harbor provides services without regard to race, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation or handicap. Safe Harbor of Northeastern Kentucky is an emergency shelter and advocacy center that provides free confidential, caring and supportive services to all domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Lawrence and Elliott counties.Residential & Outreach Services Available.

Email:

Website: safeharborky.org

Phone: (606) 329-9304

 

 

Women's Crisis Center

Women, children, teens, older adults, immigrants, disabled individuals and male victims of partner abuse, rape and sexual assault and victims of human trafficking.  Services are also provided to non-offending parents.  WCC also shelters family pets while their owners are seeking the assistance they need for the family to remain safe.

Email:

Website: wccky.org

Phone: (859) 491-3335

 

 

National Resources

  • AARDVARC

    This site is for locating state resources for "An Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection" organization. Email them at .

  • Victim Information and Notification Everyday

    VINELink is the online version of VINE, the National Victim Notification Network. This is a 24-hour service.

  • Parents of Murdered Children

    To Provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.

  • National Organization for Victim Assistance

    A private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) national organization committed to the recognition and implementation of victim rights and services.