Victim-Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)


Judicial Center (Courthouse)

109 Park Avenue SE | Basement

Aiken, SC 29801

 803.642.1557 Ext. 351 |  803.642.1566

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VWAP

J. Strom Thurmond, Solicitor
Angela M. Key, Director


Aiken County Judicial Center
(Basement)
109 Park Avenue, SE
P.O. Drawer 3368, Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: 803.642.1557 Ext. 351; Fax: 803.642.1566
VWAP@aikencountysc.gov

Barnwell County Courthouse
(Bamberg and Barnwell Office)
141 Main Street
P.O. Box 845, Barnwell, SC 29812
Phone: 803.541.1091; Fax: 803.541.1112
VWAP@aikencountysc.gov


Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.


The Solicitor’s Victim/Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) provides support to victims of and witnesses to crime throughout the prosecution of their case. The Victim/Witness Assistance Program assists with Victim Impact Statements, applications for compensation, notification of case proceedings, employer and/or creditor intervention, courtroom orientation and accompaniment, translation and restitution recovery. We also work cooperatively with other advocacy and criminal justice agencies to provide every available resource to victims.


The Victim/Witness Assistance Program facilitates the 2nd Circuit Victim Impact Panels for participants with substance abuse related offences. The Panels educate first time participants about the consequences of impaired behaviors. Victims/presenters find the Panels therapeutic and report their participation is educational and insightful. The Panels are held at the Aiken Department of Public Safety, 251 Laurens Street, NW, Aiken, SC. Attendees must arrive at 6:30pm. The Panel begins promptly at 7pm. Please contact the Solicitor’s Office for reservations.


VWAP was instrumental in the design and implementation of the South Carolina Mothers Against Drunk Driving license plate. The proceeds from the plate will support Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The tags are available at the SC Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving


Resources



Emergency

   9.1.1

HELPLINE (RESOURCES/REFERRALS)
   2.1.1
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Domestic Violence Assistance/Sexual Assault

Cumbee Center To Assist Abused Persons (Aiken)
   803.649.0480 or 803.641.4162
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Cumbee Center To Assist Abused Persons (Barnwell)
   803.259.4451
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CASA Family Systems (Bamberg)
   803.531.6211 or 803.534.2272


National Domestic Violence Hotline
   800.799.SAFE(7233) *TTY 800-787-3224
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National Sexual Assault Hotline
   800.656.HOPE(4673)
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Victim Assistance

Aiken County Victim Assistance
   803.642.7524


SC Department of Probation, Parole & Pardon
   803.641.7690 or 888.551.4118
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SC Department of Corrections
   800.835.0304
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SAVIN (Defendant Status Notification/Information)
   866.727.2846
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State Office of Victim Assistance (SOVA)
   803.734.1900
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SC Legal Services
   888.346.5592
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American Red Cross
   803.641.4152
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Mental Health America
   800.969.6642
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
   800.273.TALK (8255)
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Parents of Murdered Children
   8888.818.7662
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Poison Control
   800.222.1222
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Salvation Army
   803.641.4152
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