The Saratoga Springs Victim Services Program is available to help address the needs of crime victims within our community. We have qualified advocates and volunteers that can assist those who have been affected by crime and abuse from others. All services are free and confidential. Assistance is offered to victims of:
- Child abuse
- Domestic violence
- Elder abuse
- Sexual assault
- Victims in DUI/DWI crashes
We hope to help families break the cycle of violence and help them to increase their independence so that they may live free from abuse. Some of the ways we assist victims are: to help them to understand and navigate the criminal justice process, coordinate community resources and supports to help meet individual needs, assist them in identifying safety needs, develop safety plans to meet each unique circumstance, help with applications for obtaining crime victim reparations, provide information regarding counseling and support group options. A cohabitant or owner cohabitant has the ability to have the owner cohabitant’s firearm committed to a law enforcement agency for safekeeping.
Rights of Victims
We believe that all individuals have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. These rights include:
- The right to understand the options available to them.
- The right to be in control of his/her own decisions.
- The right not to be abused and to live free from the fear of abuse.
View a variety of Community Resources regarding victim services in Saratoga Springs.
Domestic violence can take different forms, but the goal is always the same. The perpetrator wants to control their domestic partner through fear. They can do this by regularly abusing them either physically, sexually, psychologically, or economically.
Discover details about how to talk to a victim of domestic violence, and more.
View and understand important reminders regarding being a victim of sexual assault.
Understand the Teen Dating Bill of Rights for all teenagers in any relationship.
The Utah Legislature passed a victims' bill of rights in 1987 and constitutional legislation in 1994 to ensure all victims and witnesses of a crime, especially children, are treated with courtesy and sensitivity.