Court Services - Victim Services
Victim services available through, or in conjunction with the
City of Toledo Prosecutors'
Office, include those provided by:
- Notification/tracking advocates
- "Kids Space" and its staff
- The municipal prosecutors
Specifically, the notification/tracking advocate assumes the
responsibility for notifying crime victims of the date, place and
time of all court appearances in an effort to ensure victim
appearance in court. Victim presence increases the likelihood of a
successful prosecution. Additionally, the notification/tracking
advocates provide invaluable educational and social service
referral assistance to victims, who may be unfamiliar with the
criminal justice system, or who may need assistance beyond that
which can be provided through a successful criminal prosecution.
"Kids Space" assists female crime
victims by providing a child care service. Such victims frequently
face childcare obstacles, which may prevent them from appearing in
court when needed. Through "Kids Space" female crime victims
can be assured that their children will be well cared for in a
safe and secure environment while such victims are attending to
their obligations in court. A trained staff and service volunteers
supervise up to seventeen (17) children ranging in ages from 3
days to 10 years. The staff is also certified in first aid and
CPR. This free service is available Monday through Friday from
8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
Finally, each of the municipal prosecutors and the support
staff assist crime victims by performing various advisory and
administrative functions inherently associated with the criminal
prosecution process. Basic among them are the analysis of facts
and circumstances for the purpose of determining whether the
filing of one or more criminal charges is appropriate; advising
crime victims of various options available to them through other
public and private agencies such as Ohio'
s Crime Victim
Compensation Program; eliminating any mystery associated with the
criminal justice process by informing crime victims of what they
can expect throughout the course of a criminal prosecution;
obtaining convictions in all cases where conviction is possible;
and remaining available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.
through 4:00 p.m. for the purpose of responding to crime victim
For more information about these services, contact the City
Prosecutor's Office at (419) 245-1975.