Victim Information

The Victim Advocate Unit of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office was established in  1995 and aims to be the first source of help to victims of crime. As advocates it is our goal to provide the best possible service to those in need. Victims of crime have rights too. This unit is available on a 24 hour basis to respond to the needs of victims of crime in Leon County and is often one of the first to respond to a crime scene to assist victims and survivors. 

Victim Information (FAQ)

What is Marsy's Law?
How Can A Victim Advocate Help Me?
Who is a Victim?
Information for Crime Victims
What Rights Are The Victims Entitled To?
VINE Notification Service
How do I participate in the VINE service?
What if I am not at home or my telephone is busy when VINE calls?
What is a PIN?
Can I register more than one telephone number with VINE?
Which offenders are monitored by the VINE service?

For more information on Victim Services and the VINE program, please visit the State of Florida Department of Corrections website at:

Download Marsy's Law - Request to Prevent Disclosure form here.

Important Telephone Resources for Crime Victims

  • Victim Advocates
  • Emergency
  • Leon County Sheriff's Office
  • Tallahassee Police Department
  • Refuge House
    (Shelter and assistance for victims of
    domestic violence and sexual assault)
    24 Hour Hotline
  • 211 Big Bend Hotline
    2-1-1 or 850-617-NEED
    850-921-4020 (TTY)
  • State Attorney's Office


Helpful Links for Crime Victims

Attorney General's website