This program assists innocent violent crime victims with out-of-pocket medical or counseling bills, funeral costs and lost wages directly related to their victimization. Eligibility for funds is based on criteria designed by the State of Georgia. You may be eligible if you are:
You are not eligible if you are:
Other requirments include:
The crime must be reported to law enforcement within 72 hours, unless good cause is shown; and a completed application must be filled out and submitted within 180 days of the incident, unless good cause is shown.
The LaGrange Police Department is committed to fairness, compassion, and excellence while providing police services in accordance with the law and sensitive to the needs of its citizens.
Contact the police department at (706) 883-2603 if you:
If you wish to sign a criminal warrant against a suspect for any incident described in a LaGrange Police Department Report, obtain a copy of the report at the LaGrange Police Department, 100 Haralson Street, LaGrange, Georgia. Ask to speak to the Warrant Officer. This officer can assist you in obtaining a warrant.
If you are a victim, or a family member of a victim, of one or more of the following types of crimes:
You are entitled to know the following:
As a victim of a crime; it is easy to feel you have no rights. The Victim Assistance Program is here to:
Studies demonstrate police can decrease the incidents and severity of family violence by making an arrest when probable cause exists. Therefore, the officer that responds will arrest when the officer can legally do so.
The decision to arrest does not lie with the victim of domestic violence, but is the decision of the officer based on state law and our policy.
After an arrest is made, the officer will assist you in making arrangements for your safety. The officer will stand by while you gather personal items, such as clothing, for yourself and your children. The officer will also transport you to a house of a friend or family or to the police station where a representative of Project Love will take you to a shelter. The officer will also provide the above services if no arrest is made because the suspect has left the scene or if there is lack of probable cause to arrest.
The LaGrange Police Department will provide you with forms that may be filed with the Superior Court to seek temporary relief from domestic violence.