Georgia

Criminal Law: Victims' Rights and Victim Assistance

Know Your Rights

  • Domestic Violence and Protective Orders (Answers to Common Questions)

    This document answers questions that many people ask about getting protective orders against people who are threatening, abusing or stalking them. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • How to Get a Temporary Protective Order PDF

    A temporary protective order (TPO) is a document issued by a court to help protect you from someone who is abusing, threatening or harassing you. The order will require the abuser to stay a certain distance away from you, your home and your work. The abuser will be prohibited from contacting you in person, by email, by telephone, by mail and through a third party. The court can also order the abuser to stay away from your children if the court feels the abuser poses a risk to your children. This document will walk you through the process for getting a Temporary Protective Order from the court. Content Detail

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
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    Spanish / Español
  • Legal Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault doc

    Learn about how the law protects you, financial help that might be available, and how to find support. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • When your Child is Missing: A Family Survival Guide

    This Guide was written by parents and family members who have experienced the disappearance of a child. It contains their combined advice concerning what you can expect when your child is missing, what you can do, and where you can go for help. It explains the role that various agencies and organizations play in the search for your missing child and discusses some of the important issues that you and your family need to consider. The first checklist, What You Should Do When Your Child Is First Missing, summarizes the most critical steps that parents should take when their child is first missing, including whom to call, what to do to preserve evidence, and where to turn for help. Content Detail

    By:
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Georgia Crime Victims' Compensation Program

    Crime Victims Compensation assists eligible victims of violent crime with expenses (listed below) that are incurred due to the victimization. Crime Victims Compensation is a payer of last resort and does not cover expenses that have been covered by a third party payer (insurance, sick leave, worker's compensation, etc.). Content Detail

    By:
    The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Stalking (Answers to Common Questions)

    This document contains answers to questions many people have about stalking and the legal rights and protections you have against stalkers. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Victims' Rights

    Victims have many more rights than they once did. However, there are many variations in state law. Model legislation has been proposed for a uniform victims' rights act, which each state would have the option of adopting. This site contains more information about victims' rights. Content Detail

    By:
    American Bar Association