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Victim Witness Division


The goal of a Victim Advocate is to help victims prevail over the trauma of their victimization by assisting and advocating for safety, healing, justice, and restitution. It has been proven that victims heal faster & move on with their lives quicker when they receive assistance & support from trained advocates & have a voice in the judicial system. The advocate provides support, resources, and an understanding of the process of victimization & trauma recovery.


Victim Rights

If you or a member of your family have been the victim of a crime listed below, you could be eligible to receive notification of the criminal proceedings:

  • All felony crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex Offenses
  • Assault
  • Menacing
  • Aggravated Menacing
  • Menacing by stalking
  • Intimidation
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Negligent Homicide
  • OVI crimes
  • Motor Vehicle accidents resulting in medical attention

Notification of Victim Rights

As a victim, you have the right to be notified of information concerning the case. A letter including a client information form will be sent to you. If assistance is desired, it is the victim's responsibility to complete the client information form and return it to the Prosecutor's Office, Victim/Witness Division. If, as a victim, you are unable to receive notification, you may authorize a representative to be notified on your behalf. If you return the completed client information form, you will have the rights to the following:

  • All scheduled court proceedings and schedule changes, including date, time and location
  • Explanation of court proceedings
  • Support advocacy and court escort throughout the criminal justice process
  • Attendance at the trial and any related hearings or proceedings
  • Opportunity to prepare an impact statement, oral or written, as part of the pre-sentence investigation
  • Information concerning victim compensation according to the Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Program

Literature

Prosecutor's Office Forms and Literature:

Prosecutor's Office Juvenile Forms And Brochures:

Attorney General Literature:


Discrimination Policy

The Butler County Prosecutor’s Office and its Crime Victims Services Unit do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or age in the delivery of services or in employment practices. Such nondiscriminatory conduct of the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office and its Crime Victims Services Unit also extends to any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance and to employment under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Persons who feel they have been discriminated against may participate in applicable complaint procedures by notifying Jean Alder, Compliance Coordinator of the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office, 315 High Street, 11th Floor, Hamilton, OH 45011, 513-887-3474. The complaint claiming discrimination shall include the complainant’s name, contact information, and a brief explanation of the alleged discrimination. The Compliance Coordinator shall accept and acknowledge all discrimination complaints by email or in a letter confirming that the complaint has been received. The contents of the acknowledgement must include information specifying that the complaint has been forwarded to the appropriate agency and providing information by which the complainant can contact that agency directly. The Compliance Coordinator shall then forward the complaint to the appropriate agency, which shall conduct the investigation into the complaint. These procedures shall be available at any time on the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office website.

Any complainant may choose to file a complaint directly with the appropriate agency instead of filing with the Compliance Coordinator, as follows:

     Crime Victim Services at 150 E. Gay St., 25th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 or 1- 800-582-2877

     U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
     1-855-856-1247 or online at civilrights.justice.gov

If a complaint is filed directly with the outside agency, the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office requests that the complainant send a courtesy copy to the Prosecutor’s Compliance Coordinator at the address previously stated in this policy.


Felony Division Victim Advocates
Donna Holbert - 785-5191 (Child/Sexual Assault)
Susan Monnin - 887-3471 (Crimes Against the Elderly)
Amanda Rose - 887-3775 (General Felony)
Allie Wiesmann - 887-3511 (General Felony)
Juvenile Division Victim Advocates
Kelli Provart - 785-5588
Kyra Taylor - 785-5469