- For Victims
Civil Justice for Crime Victims
Have a basic understanding of the civil justice system so that you, a victim, can know where to turn for help.
Crimes Compensation Trust Fund
In 2016 and 2017, $134,078 was paid out from the state Crimes Compensation Trust Fund, according to the Attorney General’s Office, for such things as relocation help for victims of domestic violence, sexual-battery forensic exams, victim compensation and property loss.
Learn about domestic violence injunctions, and get information about the nature of domestic violence cases.
Florida law defines human trafficking as a form of modern-day slavery.
Reacting to Trauma
Crime victims of all types of crime may experience trauma - physical damage to their bodies or emotional wounds or shock caused by the violence against them. Understand the nature of this trauma and what you can do about it.
Restitution is ordering the defendant pay for the victim’s losses caused by the crime.
Victim Impact Statements
A crime victim may file a statement about the impact the crime has had on his or her life with the court at any time before a sentence is imposed on the offender. Medical costs, mental anguish, lost wages and impaired mobility are all relevant details that the judge can take into account before sentencing the offender.
Victim / Witness Coordinator
A State Attorney’s Office victim/witness coordinator provides valuable services to the victims and witnesses in criminal cases.
Worthless Check Recovery
The Monroe County State Attorney handles worthless checks received in the jurisdiction of the 16th Judicial Circuit.