The Highland County Prosecutor's Victim Witness Office seeks to empower the victims, witnesses and survivors of crime within our community by providing undiscriminating support and comprehensive services to assist them through the judicial, healing and prevention processes. The Office was established in 1992 by then Highland County Prosecutor Rocky Coss. We serve our community through court accompaniment, collaboration with other service provider organizations, collecting restitution, educational presentations in Highland County school districts, providing court notifications, etc. We do this by working closely with the Prosecutors office to ensure that all victims of crime receive the justice they deserve. Prosecuting Attorney Anneka Collins and her team actively work with this office to make certain that the victim and the investigating officer of the crime are accepting of any plea deal that is offered to the criminal. This process allows the victim to have a part in the judicial process. Our office is one of the only offices within the State of Ohio that collects restitution. That restitution, once paid, is then sent to the victim. Since being established, our office has collected almost $2 million in restitution. All Highland County Law Enforcement Agencies also rely on the Victim Witness Office to assist at times of crisis and volunteers or staff members often get called to traffic accidents and crimes scenes.
Director: Heather Collins
Staff: Jessica Kemper, Rylee Ruble & Betty Jackman
Office Phone: 937-393-5872
Office Fax: 937-393-0659
Office Address: 112 Governor Foraker Place
Hillsboro, Ohio 45133
Highland County Board of Comisisoners proclaimed the week of April 22, 2012 Crime Victim's Rights Week in Highland County (T/G Photo/Katie Wright)