Victims of crime are guaranteed certain notification rights and participation in the criminal justice system under an amendment to the Missouri Constitution and laws that took effect in 1993. These rights can be found in Section 595.209 of the Missouri Revised Statutes and in Article 1, Section 32 of the Missouri Constitution.
Several state agencies, non-profit organizations, and national organizations provide assistance to crime victims of certain categories of crimes. A listing of these groups can be found on the Missouri Attorney General's website.
In addition, victims of crimes can seek help and information from an advocate in the Phelps County Prosecutor's Office.
The Office of the Missouri Attorney General publishes a Crime Victims' Rights booklet. A copy can be obtained from the University Police Department or viewed online at the Office of the Missouri Attorney General's website.
If you are a victim or witness to a crime or are subjected to threats or intimidation from anybody as a result, please report the incident immediately to the University Police Department at (573) 341-4300. For emergencies, please dial 911.