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Victim Services


South Carolina Governor's Office
Crime Victims' Ombudsman

SC Victim Information and Notification

State Office of Victim Assistance

Sc Legal

South Carolina Legal Services


It is the mission of the Marion County Sheriff's Office Victim Services Division to uphold and preserve the rights of victims under the South Carolina Constitution.  The Victim Services Division will ensure all victims are afforded the same dedicated professionalism regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or economic status. Through community partnerships and collaboration, VSD will meet victims' needs with unwavering support and determination.  


South Carolina Crime Victims' Constitutional Rights
To preserve and protect victims' rights to justice and due process regardless of race, sex, age, religion, economic, status, victims of crime have the right to:

  • be treated with fairness, respect and dignity;
  • be free from intimidation or harm throughout the criminal and juvenile justice process;
  • be informed about victims' rights;
  • be reasonably informed about criminal proceedings;
  • be informed if the accused is arrested, released, or escapes;
  • confer with the prosecution before the case is heard in court;
  • be present at criminal proceedings where the accused has the right to be present;
  • be heard at proceedings affecting bond, bail, release, pleas or sentencing;
  • have reasonable access to documents relating to the crime before trial;
  • receive restitution from the adult or juvenile offenders; and
  • a reasonable, prompt and final conclusion of the case.