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Victim Witness Resources

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Cyber Bullying

Crime Victims' Compensation

The Georgia General Assembly created the Crime Victims Compensation Program in 1988 for two primary purposes: to assist victims with expenses they incurred as a result of a violent crime and to encourage victims to participate in the criminal justice system.

Less than two years later the program helped the first victim, thanks to an initial allocation of $100,000. In 1992, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council became the administrative agency for the Crime Victims Compensation Program, and the program has continued to flourish and help more victims each year. Last year, we awarded over $19 million to more than 6,700 people in 148 of Georgia’s 159 counties. Funds used to help victims come from four sources: probation fees, Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant, DUI fines and parole fees.

Please go to http://www.crimevictimscomp.ga.gov/ for more details.

Family Violence, and Animal Abuse

Teen Dating Abuse

Subpoena

You may be in receipt of a mailed State of Georgia, Cobb County court Subpoena and you may be concerned that the date shown on the Subpoena may conflict with your work and/or personal agenda.

Please do not be alarmed and please take the time to read the below information carefully.

First determine the type of Subpoena that you are in receipt of. This information can be found on the very top, center of your subpoena.

Jury Trial Subpoena

If you are in receipt of a Cobb County, State Court "Jury Trial" Subpoenas also referred as an “on call” Subpoena.

Please be advised that you do not have to appear in court unless notified via telephone by our office that this case is officially "called in" for Trial.

Please Note:

  • The date listed on the Subpoena marks the beginning week for the cases that are called in for trial.
  • Trial weeks may last as little as one week and can last as long as four or more weeks.
  • Please complete and return the postage paid detachable portion of this Subpoena located on the bottom of the Subpoena within 5 days.
  • Please provide a good contact number to be called in for court in the event the case goes to court.

You may also contact our “Victim Notification Unit” via telephone or for automated instructions call (770) 528-8556.

For additional information please contact the assigned courtroom Prosecutor on our State Court Judges page.

Non Jury Trial Subpoenas

Please be advised if you are in receipt of a Cobb County, State Court "Non Jury" Trial Subpoenas also referred as a “must appear” Subpoena; this means you must appear on the day listed on the Subpoena; as the case is officially going to a Non Jury trial.

You may also contact our “Victim Notification Unit” via telephone or for automated instructions call (770) 528-8556.

For additional information please contact the assigned courtroom Prosecutor on the State Court Judges page.

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Using Coercion and Threats

  • Making and/or carrying out threats to do something to hurt you.
  • Threatening to leave you, to commit suicide, to report you to welfare?
  • Making you drop charges?
  • Making you do illegal things?

Using Intimidation

  • Making you afraid by using looks, actions, gestures.
  • Smashing things
  • Destroying your property
  • Abusing pets
  • Displaying weapons

Using Emotional Abuse

  • Putting you down.
  • Making you feel badly about yourself.
  • Calling you names.
  • Making you think you are crazy. 
  • Playing mind games.
  • Humiliating you.
  • Making you feel guilty.

Using Isolation

  • Controlling what you do, who you see and where you go.
  • Limiting outside involvement.
  • Using jealousy to justify actions.

Minimizing, Denying and Blaming

  • Making light of the abuse.
  • Saying the abuse didn't happen.
  • Shifting responsibility for abusive behavior "Saying you caused it"

Using Male Privilege

  • Treating you like a servant.
  • Acting like the "master of the castle".
  • Being the one to define men's and woman's role.

Using Children

  • Making you feel guilty about the children.
  • Using the children to relay messages.
  • Using visitation to harass you.
  • Threatening to take the children away from you.

Using Economic Abuse

  • Preventing you from getting or keeping a job.
  • Making you ask for money.
  • Not letting you know about or have access to family income.

Does this cycle of violence seem familiar to you?

Please know that physical, verbal and emotional abuse are NOT part of a healthy relationship.

To learn more about "Domestic Violence" or counseling and support groups and/or to speak with a Family Violence crisis support service you may want to contact provider services.