Victim Assistance

The Cottonwood Police Department's Victim Assistance unit strives to provide support, information and referrals to any person who is a victim of a crime.

The Victim Assistance Unit offers a number of services to victims of crime, including:

  • Case status updates
  • Information on crime victim’s rights
  • Referrals to crisis counseling
  • On-site crisis intervention and follow-up
  • Advocacy within the criminal justice system and the court processes
  • Assistance with filing petitions for Orders of Protection and Victim Compensation
  • Court accompaniment and support
  • Assistance with emergency needs, such as food, clothing, shelter and transportation

Victim Assistance contact information:
Johannah Rutschow, Victim Advocate