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Witness/Victim Service Center

Witness/Victim Service Center 
75 Erieview Plaza, 5th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

(216) 443-7345

(216) 443-7365 fax

WVSC Contacts
Children Who Witness Violence
Service Areas
Funding Initiatives
Family Justice Center
Boards and Committees

Mission Statement:
Since 1974, the Cuyahoga County Witness/Victim Service Center has protected crime victims' rights to receive advocacy, information, and access to community services.

Overview: Ohio law provides victims with specific rights. The Witness/Victim Service Center promotes and preserves the rights of crime victims, including:

  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect
  • The right to be informed concerning the criminal justice process
  • The right to be heard in certain criminal court proceedings
  • The right to protection from intimidation and harm
  • The right to preservation of property and employment
  • The right to referral to available community resources

Witness Victims Services

Even if there is no criminal prosecution, there is information available to crime victims to address a variety of issues. The Witness/Victim Service Center assists crime victims' learning about available options and making informed decisions for themselves and their family.