Victim Assistance

Being a victim of crime is a traumatic event in your life, one that most people are not prepared for. In addition to pain inflicted upon you by the criminal, you may experience confusion, frustration, and heartache. The Harford County Sheriff's Office Victim Services Unit would like to help you by providing information, assistance, and support.

Learn more about the Victim Services Unit.

Types of Crimes

  • All violent crimes
  • Suicide
  • SIDS
  • Accidental deaths

Victims Should Know

  • You have no obligation to speak with a defendant or defense attorney
  • You should be kept informed as to the status of your case
  • You may be in the courtroom during the proceedings if you are not sequestered
  • You may have a Victim Advocate accompany you to any court proceedings
  • You may ask that your address and/or phone number not be revealed during testimony
  • You may be heard at sentencing through a Victim Impact Statement
  • You may participate in programs and services available:
    • Financial Assistance
    • Crisis Intervention Services
    • Crime Victim Advocacy
    • Counseling
    • Support Groups

Additional Resources

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Victim Notification Program

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers a Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with ICE in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release.

Learn more about the ICE program.