Responsibilities & Services
The Shelby County Crime Victims Center is the hub of victim services for the City of Memphis (link is external) and Shelby County. Any resident of Shelby County who is a victim of a crime, or anyone who becomes a victim while visiting the county, may access services through this office. Victim services include:
- Assistance filing for the Tennessee Criminal Injuries Fund
- Court accompaniment
- Crisis counseling
- Help developing a meaningful safety plan
- Help with obtaining an Order of Protection
- Help with social service needs, including screening for financial assistance
Victims of domestic assaults, vandalism perpetrated by an intimate partner, and stalking meet one-on-one with a citizens dispute counselor to assess their needs and receive referrals for social service assistance. Working closely with the Memphis Police Department (link is external), the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (link is external), and the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office (link is external), the Citizen's Dispute Section processes the orders of protection in Shelby County.
Note: All services are free and confidential.
For help as a victim of crime, please contact us at (901) 222-3950, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Or, you may complete the following online request for help: