The advocacy program is funded through a VAWA grant and assists victims of any crime to obtain aid, including counseling and possible reparation.
Shanna Fails is Beaver County's Victim Advocate. Her office is located next to the sheriff's office in the south end of the Public Safety Facility, 2270 South, 525 West in Beaver. You can contact her at (435) 438-6494 or Email.
Crime Victims Bill of Rights
You have a right to know what to do if you're threatened. It's a crime for anyone to threaten a witness or to hurt a witness or retaliate against a witness because of testimony.
You have a right to know just what your role is in the justice system.
You have a right to be in a safe place when you're waiting for court.
You may have a right to receive restitution for medical expenses and other losses resulting from a crime.
You have a right to property that's been taken as evidence when it's no longer needed as evidence.
You have a right to receive assistance when serving as a witness causes problems on your job.
You have a right to have your case completed as quickly as possible.
You have a right to receive timely notice of dates you must be in court. If a case is canceled or postponed, you have a right to be informed as soon as possible.
Children are entitled to rights in addition to the ones listed above.