The Scott County Sheriff’s Office wants to raise the public’s awareness about domestic violence to help make Scott County a safer community. For non-emergency questions or concerns call (502) 863-7870. For emergencies call 911.
Domestic Violence – Services Available
24 Hour Crisis Line (877-803-7577) – This number is staffed with certified Domestic Violence Counselors, trained to offer crisis counseling, support, referrals and other information about domestic violence.
Emergency Shelter – Shelter offers a safe place for women and their children to escape from the threat of violence and begin their healing process.
Transitional Housing – A second step in the shelter program, these facilities are available for people who are leaving the shelter, but who are not yet able to relocate independently.
Hospital Advocacy – Available 24 hours a day, advocates meet victims of domestic violence in the emergency rooms of area hospitals to immediately begin offering the support and services of the Center for Women and Families.
Legal Advocacy – Advocates are available to explain the legal process and offer emotional support by being present with the client in court.
Safety Planning – Provides support regarding decision making.
Counseling – Available to resident and non-resident victims of domestic violence, this support helps the victim regain self-esteem and make decisions about their life.
Casework – Provides a linkage to legal options, financial aid, employment, and permanent housing.
Children’s Services – The goal is to teach children that violence is not okay and that it is not their fault, to help improve their self-image and communication skills and to teach them ways to be safe.
Domestic Violence – What Can I Do?
Although it may not seem like it, there are many options and resources for a victim of a violent relationship and those who are trying to help them. The following are just a few of these options:
If you are a victim of domestic violence:
If someone you know is a victim of domestic violence: