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ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
 "WE PROVIDE RESPONSIVE, ACCOUNTABLE AND PROFESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES".

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Victim Services & Crisis Unit

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Major C. Blackwood

The Orange County Sheriff's Office Crisis Intervention Unit was established in 1993 to aid and assist victims of crime in Orange County.  We work together with the criminal justice system and other community agencies to provide coordinated services for victims of crime.  Two crisis intervention workers are at the Sheriff’s Office. 

HOW TO CONTACT US 

In person, come to the Sheriff's Office:

106 East Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278

or call by phone at:
(919) 644-3050 
Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Click here for directions to our location

SERVICES

Crisis Intervention
Criminal and Court Advocacy
Child Abuse Referrals
Criminal Warrant Guidance
Domestic Violence Protective Orders Guidance
Crime Victim's Compensation Assistance
Non-profit Legal Services Referrals
Referrals to Shelters, Therapists, etc.
Juvenile Services Referrals
On-scene support and crisis intervention 
Short-term counseling
Information and Referrals
Criminal justice advocacy
Personal advocacy

 

 

Contact a Crisis Intervention Worker

akeith@co.orange.nc.us Amber Keith-Drowns (919) 245-2950

aefland@co.orange.nc.us Amy Efland (919) 245-2953

 

 

 

IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR SOMEONE TO

Harass you
Trespass on your property
Threaten to hurt you or Assault you. 


You may apply to a magistrate for the issuance of a criminal process requiring that person to come to court for a trial or hearing. You must appear as a witness. If you believe that you are the victim of a crime you may also call law enforcement and ask them to take a report. In Orange County you should dial 911 for dispatch of a law enforcement officer

 

IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF A CRIME 

You have the right to receive information about support services.
You have the right to contact judicial officials about the defendant’s bond and court case.
When a defendant is arrested, he or she will be brought before a magistrate or a judge and at that time, a bond and a court date will be set. 
You may speak to the judicial officials about bond and release conditions.
You may contact the prosecuting attorney (the District Attorney) to discuss your case by calling: (919) 644-4600.

PROTECTIVE ORDERS

North Carolina Statute 50B is very specific about who is eligible for a
protective order. It is important to understand that this is a civil court action you must pursue on your own. Although civil, it is a Judge’s order and violation of it may result in criminal charges and possibly a jail sentence. The process for filing a protective order is complicated and advocacy groups are available to help you understand the process, i.e.; The Sheriff's Crisis Unit ( see above).

 

CHILD ABUSE

Child abuse is a crime taken very seriously by our society. When people are aware or believe it is occurring, they should report it as they would any other crime, by contacting one of the following:

 The Sheriff's Crisis Unit

Orange County Department of Social Services

A school's counselors, if the child is of school age

A magistrate

or dial 911, Emergency

 

In-service training and community education programs are available on subjects related to victims' issues. Services are free and available to all Orange County residents.

RELATED INFORMATION


CRIME VICTIMS RIGHT'S ACT

The Crime Victims Right’s Act is a law enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly.  It gives victims of certain crimes legal rights by requiring agencies to provide them with information about their case and options for victim assistance. Click on the State Seal to Read the Crime Victim's Right's Act Law

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MAGISTRATES

There are two Magistrate’s offices in Orange County:

Hillsborough - 131 Court Street in the Orange County Jail building, telephone number: 644-4690

Chapel Hill - Located at the Chapel Hill Police Department. The telephone number is 929-5707.

 

 

 

JUVENILES

The Department of Juvenile Justice or Juvenile Services, as it is sometimes called, can be reached at (245-2215).

Also local schools are good resources for information on juvenile problems.

 

Compass Center for Women and Families
207 Wilson Street PO Box 187
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Office Hours: 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m, Monday through Friday

24-HOUR CRISIS LINE
(919) 929-7122  or (866) 929-7122 (toll-free)

Free Confidential Services:

24-Hour Crisis Line
Emergency Assistance
Case Management
Community Education
Court
Advocacy
Support Groups (English and Spanish)

Se Hable Español

 

 

The following links will take you to more information on programs available to women, families, and victims of crimes.

Child Abuse

http://www.apsac.org/mc/page.do

http://www.preventchildabusenc.org/

Child Help USA  

Sexual Violence

http://www.apsac.org/

http://www.nccasa.org/

Orange County Rape Crisis

http://www.ocrcc.org/

Center for the Prevention of Sexual & Domestic Violence

 

 

Domestic Violence

Women's Law Initiative - Downloadable Forms & Legal Information

http://www.nccadv.org/ 

http://www.ncadv.org/

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/vawo/regulations.htm

Sex Offender Registry

http://ncfindoffender.com/

Legal

American Bar Association  

http://www.nccourts.org/

http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Statutes/Statutes.asp
 

http://www.doc.state.nc.us/

 

Crime Victims

http://www.vawnet.org/

http://www.ncvc.org/

http://www.nc-van.org/

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/vwr.htm

http://www.doc.state.nc.us/