What is a victim advocate?
A victim advocate is an employee of the Prosecutor’s Office who provides assistance to victims of crime. The advocate acts as a liaison between the victim or witness and the prosecuting attorney. Advocates understand the criminal process and will attempt to explain each step to the victim or witness and answer any questions they might have.
If I am the victim of a violent crime, may I receive compensation for expenses I have incurred?
Yes, you can apply to the Arkansas Crime Victim Reparation Board. A Reparation Application (PDF) can be downloaded here or is available from the Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Please note: the application must be filled out in person at the Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
How can I get restitution for my loss?
You will receive a restitution form in the mail from our office. Please fill out the form as soon as possible. Attach bills or invoices that show you incurred this expense. The court may order restitution be paid to you as a condition of the defendant’s probation or eventual parole from prison.
What is VINE?
VINE stands for Victim Information and Notification Everyday. It is an automated 24 hour a day hotline. Crime victims are able to obtain inmate information and to register for notification of a change in offender status, such as inmate release or court date. The number is (800) 510-0415. If you are not registered with VINE you will not be notified if the defendant bonds out of jail.