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LOCATIONS

Fort Smith Sebastian County Courts Building
901 South B Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Monday through Friday
8 am-5 pm

Main Office: 479-783-8976
Hot Checks:  479-783-1069
Restitution/Fines:  479-784-1554

Fax: 479-784-1551
For emergencies, call 911

Greenwood Courthouse
301 E. Center, 1st Floor
Greenwood, AR 72936

Monday through Friday
8 am-5 pm

Ph: 479-996-1789

VICTIM WITNESS PROGRAM



The Prosecutor’s Victim Witness Program is designed to assist victims of crime through the criminal court system. Our Victim/Witness Coordinators provide a variety of informational, referral, and personal support services to crime victims in court related cases. Some of these services include:

  • Step-by-step explanations about the criminal court process and what to expect in the months ahead
  • Notification about case developments
  • Emotional support through the court process, including accompaniment to meetings and court proceedings
  • Assistance in obtaining an Order of Protection for qualifying victims of actual physical or sexual abuse or victims who have been threatened with physical, mental, or sexual abuse
  • Assistance with restitution during prosecution for property loss or damage resulting from crime
  • Referrals to other community services such as local shelters, the domestic abuse court advocate, group or personal counseling providers and area support groups
  • Assistance in seeking reimbursement through the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board for various out-of-pocket expenses resulting from the crime
  • Assistance in registering for victim notification through the V.I.N.E. electronic notification system and/or the Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC)

The services of the Prosecutor’s Victim/Witness Program are free of charge. If you are a victim of a crime committed in Sebastian County, we may be able to help you. We know that the better informed you are about your case, the criminal court system, and your rights as a victim, the better able you are to cope with a difficult situation.


If you are the victim of a crime:

  • Report the incident to police
  • Cooperate fully with law enforcement and prosecutors
  • Take necessary steps to prevent further violence or intimidation
  • Notify the Prosecuting Attorney's Office of any changes to your address or phone number.

For more information call one of the Victim/Witness Coordinators:

Regina Jones, Director of Victim/Witness Services
783-8976, ext. 2907
Email Director

Lauren Risner, Domestic/Sexual Assault Victims age 13 and over
783-8976, ext. 2931
Email for age 13 and over

Cathy McKenzie,Domestic/Sexual Assault Victims under age 13
783-8976, ext. 2930
Email for age 13 and under

Lisa Burklow (Sebastian County cases outside the Fort Smith city limits)
479-996-1789
Email for cases outside Fort Smith


 

 

IMPORTANT ADDRESSES


Fort Smith Court House
35 South 6 St.
Fort Smith, AR

Justice Building
901 South B St.
Fort Smith, AR

Greenwood Courthouse
11 Town Square
Greenwood, AR 72936

Sheriff Department
800 South A Street
Fort Smith, AR  72901

 

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