What are my rights as a crime victim?

In South Carolina, the Office of the Crime Victims’ Ombudsman (CVO) is there to ensure victims of crime are treated fairly, equally, and justly. CVO in partnership with the State Office of Victim Assistance (SOVA) can help with certain expenses associated to crime such as medical expenses, counseling, burial expenses, and lost wages. For more information on services provided by SOVA or CVO, feel free to contact STSM at (803) 790-8380 to learn more about your legal and medical rights as a victim of crime.