Crime Victim's Resources

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Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office
113 North Market Street
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
(419) 238-3866

Van Wert County Correctional Facility
204 North Washington Street
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
(419) 238-2464

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Van Wert City Police Department
515 East Main Street
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
(419) 238-2462

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Delphos Police Department
125 East 2nd Street
Delphos, Ohio 45833
(419) 692-4015

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Van Wert City Law Director
515 East Main Street #211
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
(419) 771-1280

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Van Wert County Prosecutor’s Office
120 West Main Street #100
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
(419) 238-1166

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Ohio Crime Victims’ Rights
Under Ohio law, you have extensive rights as a victim of crime.
For more information, visit:

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  • Be treated with fairness and respect regarding your safety, dignity, and privacy.
  • Reasonable protection from the accused or anyone acting on his or her behalf.
  • Refuse to answer questions from the offender or any person representing the offender.
  • Proceedings that are free from unreasonable delay and a prompt conclusion of the case.
  • Receive full and timely restitution.
  • Access to the attorney of the government.


  • A timely notice of all public proceedings involving the crime against you and to attend them.
  • Speak at any proceeding involving an offender's release, plea, sentencing, disposition, or parole.
  • Receive notice if the offender is released or escapes.
  • Assert these rights yourself, through a representative, or by asking the prosecuting attorney.
  • If your relief is denied, you may appeal to your local district court of appeals.



Crisis Care/Emergency Domestic Violence Housing 419-238-4357
YWCA of Van Wert County/D.V./Sexual Assault/Human Trafficking/ 419-238-6639
Housing/ D.V./Sexual Assault/Human Trafficking/ 24/7 Hotline  567-259-9501
Westwood Behavioral 419-238-3434
Mental Health Crisis- Hot Line 800-567-4673
Van Wert County Crime Victim Services 419-238-9800
Van Wert County Children Services/DJFS 419-238-5430
Van Wert Health 419-238-2390



Van Wert Municipal Court 419-238-5767
Van Wert County Juvenile Court 419-238-1118
Van Wert County Common Pleas Court 419-238-6935


Incident Number & Date:


Law Enforcement Agency: 

Sheriff’s Office / Van Wert PD / Delphos PD

Law Enforcement Officer:


Prosecuting Agency:      

City Law Director / County Prosecutor

Arraignment Date:


Advocate Agency:     

YWCA Advocate / Crime Victims Advocate

Description of Incident:


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