Asheville Police Department shares information about victim and witness support services

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The Asheville Police Department is committed to providing a caring, supportive and compassionate level of response to individuals who work and reside in Asheville, and to those who visit the city and require law enforcement assistance. Two victim advocates are available within the Victim Services Unit to assist crime victims, witnesses, and their families with needed support and guidance.


Victim and witness support services

Crisis intervention and a variety of support services may be provided to assist a person who is recovering from emotional and/or physical injuries that occurred as a result of a crime or traumatic incident. The victim advocates strive to assist crime victims in being and feeling safe. They allow victims the opportunity to share their experience and provide them with the knowledge of what to expect going forward.

Services are available free of charge to crime victims and their family members who have been the victim of a crime within the Asheville City limits and have reported the incident to the Asheville Police Department. All services are confidential to the extent consistent with applicable law.

The Victim Services Unit is located within the Criminal Investigations Section of the Asheville Police Department, 100 Court Plaza. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For assistance, please contact Victim Services Coordinator Raine Harrison at 828-259-5912 or

Find more comprehensive information about the program and resources at this link.