Victim Assistance

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Second floor of old courthouse




2610 14th Street
Columbus, NE 68601


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Kassy Grant
Victim Assistance Director


Erika Pflepsen
Victim Assistance Specialist

Mission: Actively promote the rights and interests of crime victims by providing them with a voice and advocacy as their case moves through the criminal justice system.

Purpose: The Victim Assistance Unit provides information, referrals, assistance, and personal and criminal justice related advocacy to victims of crime in Platte County who have suffered physical, sexual, financial, or emotional harm as a result of the commission of a violent crime.

Our Services

  • Criminal Justice liaison
  • Accompaniment to court proceedings
  • Crime Victim Reparations Assistance
  • Personal advocacy
  • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) advocacy
  • Protection order assistance
  • Educate victims on their rights
  • Community service referrals
  • Emotional support
  • Safety planning
  • Restitution collection assistance
  • Accompaniment to medical examinations relating to victimization
  • Language Line interpretation services
  • Assistance with Nebraska Victims of Crime Alert Portal (NEVCAP)