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Clark County Victim Witness Rapid Response to Violent Crimes
Rapid Response
Victim Witness has designed a program that sends specially trained advocates to meet with victims of violent crimes or their families in the first hours of the incident.  This effort is coordinated by the Clark County Prosecutor's Office in collaboration with the Springfield Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Rapid Response to Violent Crimes through Victim Witness was developed with the goal to lessen the impact of trauma to victims by immediately providing connection with an advocate who can provide support, crisis counseling, and intervention.  This advocate will stay connected to the family throughout the investigation and court process and assist with follow up referrals.

Rapid Response Advocates Provide:

  • Immediate crisis support/education about trauma and loss
  • Assisting with funeral arrangements
  • Coordinating/linking to available community resources
  • Communication with detectives and prosecutors about the status of the case
  • Assistance with applying for Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation
  • Support and presence in any meetings or court hearings
  • Support/education groups for victims of violent crimes and homicide survivors    

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Rapid Response Advocates have specialized training to assist victims of crime to deal with trauma and loss.  The director of the Rapid Response program is a masters level Professional Clinical Counselor.  All Rapid Response Advocates are trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and use the interventions of this evidence based practice with victims.

Rapid Response Advocates have designed open support and education groups for victims of violent crime and homicide survivors.  These groups provide a direct forum for survivors to express their feelings while receiving the support they need from others who have had similar experiences.  In these groups advocates offer support and education about trauma, loss, and the grieving process.  Advocates also teach positive coping skills to assist survivors in coping with intense feelings.

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Rapid Response Advocates believe in connecting victims with trauma informed services in the community.  Advocates work diligently to stay up to date on all available resources and serve on several community committees to actively advocate for victims services across systems.

Rapid Response Advocates will follow up with cases to ensure that survivors feel their needs have been met and that they have been connected to appropriate services.

Court Proceedings
Common Pleas Court
Clark County Prosecutor
Victim/Witness Division Clark County
937-521-1680
937-521-1770
937-521-1792

Coroner - Clark County
3130 East Main St., Springfield
937-521-2116

Funeral Homes
Conroy, 1660 East High St.
DB Washington, 1530 South Yellow Springs St.
Jackson Lytle & Lewis, 2425 North Limestone St.
Jones Kenney-Zechman, 1002 East High St.
Littleton & Rue, 830 North Limestone St.
Porter-Qualls, 823 South Yellow Springs St.
richard Raff & dunbar, 838 East High St.
937-324-4973
937-323-4555
937-688-3448
937-325-7353
937-323-6439
937-325-1447
937-325-1564

Cemeteries
Calvary Cemetery, 3155 East Possum Road
Enon Cemetery, 6013 Dayton Springfield Road
Ferncliff Cemetery, 501 West McCreight Ave.
Ferncliff Arboretum (Cremation)
Rose Hill Cemetery, Mausoleum & Crematory,
    4781 South charleston Road
St. Bernard Cemetery, 27 West Home Road
937-323-7474
937-864-2881
937-325-3039
937-322-3491

937-322-5172
937-399-5209

Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Crisis Line

Mental Health Services for Clark County

800-320-Help
800-320-4357
937-399-9500


Child Care
4 C For Children
Clark County Job & Family Services
800-340-0600
937-327-1700

Food & Nutritional Services
Pantries
    Open hands Free Store
    Catholic Charities

WIC

937-323-5815
937-325-8715
937-325-0464 or 937-325-0465

Hospitals
Springfield Regional Medical Center
Children's Medical Center of Dayton
Children's Medical Center of Columbus
Miami Valley Hospital
937-372-8011
800-228-4055
800-875-5437
937-208-8000

Follow-Up Notifications
Clark County Jail, 120 North Fountain Ave., Springfield
    Main Number
    Non-Emergency Number
VINE (Victim Information Notification Everyday)
    Call to signup
    Go online to signup

937-521-2050
937-328-2560

800-770-0192
www.VINELink.com

Clark County Services
Catholic Charities (utilities, rent, groceries)
Clark County Info and Referral
Child Advocacy Center
Dept. of Job and Family Services
Common Pleas Court
Veteran's Services
Women's Health Resource Guide FREE BOOK
937-325-8715
937-323-1400
937-327-3753
937-327-1700
937-521-1680
937-521-2030
937-523-7000

Local Community Resources
Mental Health Services for Clark County
Clark County Main Pulic Library
937-399-9500
937-328-6903

Special Needs
Project Woman
    24 Hour Crisis Line
Rape Crisis
Alt. Lifestyle Abuse Support
AIDS Resource Center (ARC OHIO)
937-328-5308
800-634-9893
888-860-4084
866-862-7286 (BRAVO)
937-461-2437

Transportation
Ride Plus
Springfield City Area Transit (SCAT)
937-327-1710
937-328-7228

Other Resources
United Way Info and Referral
Legal Aid Society
Social Security Administration
Clark County Department of Job and Family Services
2-1-1
888-534-1432
800-772-1213
937-327-1700