Washington County Victim Services
The rights of victims of crime are set out in Article I, Section 22 of the Idaho Constitution and the Idaho Code 19-5306. You may view these rights by clicking on the name of the law you want to review in the previous sentence.
The Idaho Attorney General’s Office has prepared a legal manual regarding the rights of victims of crime. You can obtain a copy of the manual by contacting the Attorney General’s Office or you can download it by clicking the Attorney General’s web site link in the previous sentence.
IDAHO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAM
ACCESSING ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE PROGRAM
To view important information available from the Industrial Commission, including necessary forms and instructions, please go to Industrial Commission’s Crime Victim web page. If you have any additional questions about the crime victim’s compensation fund, please contact the Crime Victim’s Compensation Program by e-mailing your question or comment to April Leija at the prosecuting attorney’s office.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSISTANCE RESOURCES
You can obtain specialized information about domestic violence by clicking this link to go to the Domestic Violence Services web page of this site.
INFORMATION ON OFFENDERS
The Idaho Department of Correction has instituted a crime victims notification service, known as the VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) program. VINE is a toll-free, 24-hour telephone hotline. Users can call anonymously for offender custody status updates and register for automatic notification. The Idaho Commission of Pardons & Parole is a partner in the VINE project so that VINE also offers parole and probation information including parole hearing, case expiration and parole eligibility dates.
Victims may call the IDOC’s VINE Line at 1-877-VINE-4-ID (1-877-846-3443.)
Information about the location and parole eligibility of offenders sentenced to the Idaho Department of Correction can be obtained by clicking this link to IDOC’s Offender Search Page.
ADDITIONAL VICTIM RESOURCES
The Idaho Council on Domestic Violence & Victim Assistance provides assistance to victims and to victim advocates. They have a wealth of information on web site which can be accessed by clicking this link to the Council web page.
The National Center for Victims of Crime also has useful information on a variety of topics.
The Violence Against Women Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, has many resources for victims, victim advocates, attorneys and other persons involved in addressing domestic violence.
The American Prosecutor’s Research Institute also has information to assist prosecutors and victim advocates, including research, technical assistance, and publications.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has information on dealing with domestic violence and resources for assisting victims of domestic violence.
National Victim Center – 1-(800)-FYI-CALL
The National Organization For Victim Assistance is a national clearinghouse for victim assistance information and resources.
Victim Assistance Online International victim/witness resource clearinghouse with links to local, national and international resources.
INFORMATION REGARDING CONVICTED FELONY OFFENDERS
The Idaho Department of Correction has a internet search engine which makes information about felony offenders, such as location and parole dates, available to the general public. You can go to that web page by clicking on this link to their Offender Data Base Search.
If you’ve been a victim or crime or have witnessed a crime in Washington County please report it to one of the following agencies:
- Washington County Sheriff’s Office -208-414-2123
- Weiser Police Department – 208-414-2244
- Idaho State Police – 208-884-7000 (Meridan)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation – 208-237-8815 (Pocatello) or (Idaho Falls)