Victim Services GA


VICTIM SUPPORT IN GEORGIA

A person’s life is forever changed following a drunk or drugged driving crash.  Many victims and survivors are left not knowing what to do or where to turn.  MADD Victim Services is here to help those following the aftermath of a crash at no cost to the victim.  

Victim Services Provided at No Charge- we strive to provide as many services as possible to victims of drugged and drunk driving crashes.  Listed below are some examples of services that MADD may be able to provide, the actual services provided will be based on availability.

  • Offer emotional support to those impacted by phone, in person or via email
  • Provide a wide selection of free brochures and literature, available in both English and Spanish related to the aftermath of the crash.
  • Provide information, education and assistance in understanding the various laws related to drunk and drugged driving laws in your area 
  • Education on the criminal justice process and court proceedings
  • Assistance with preparation of a Victim Impact Statement to present at the sentencing of the offender. Depending on availability, sometimes MADD can provide accompaniment to court or if you are unable to attend, keep you informed of the legal proceedings
  • Assist victims in understanding their rights as a victim and completing an application for Crime Victims Compensation
  • Assist in preparing statements for parole hearings or probation hearings
  • Referrals to local community resources including but not limited to support groups, crisis professional counselors, and civil attorneys.  

To be put in touch with a MADD Victim Advocate in your area or if you need to speak with someone immediately, call MADD's Victim/Survivor Helpline at 1-877-MADD-HELP (877-623-3435).

Georgia Victim Support Contact Information:

Phone:  770-615-3737 or 1-888-833-6033  

Heather      Ext: 7356  heather.brooks@madd.org         North Georgia (Metro Atlanta, Gainesville, Rome, Dahlonega)

Sharlenor   Ext 7359  sharlenor.whatley@madd.org     West Georgia (Columbus, Carrollton, Albany, Newton)

Kathryn     Ext 7376  kathryn.edger@madd.org            Middle Georgia (Stockbridge, Griffin, Macon, Augusta, Warner Robins, Peachtree City)

Shermaine Ext 7377  shermaine.johnson@madd.org    South Georgia (Savannah, Valdosta, Tifton, Brunswick, Moultrie)

Cynthia      Ext 7352 cynthia.hagain@madd.org            Fulton, DeKalb, and Cobb Counties and  Victim Impact Panels

   Links until you can get in touch with MADD. 

    What to do after a crash:  Injury  Death   Any
    What to do after the police leave:  Injury  Death  Any
    MADD Victim Services Brochures on topics: Grief, Injury, Criminal Justice System, Civil Attorneys, Child Endangerment, etc. More support links below

GEORGIA VICTIM & SURVIVOR EVENTS


GEORGIA VICTIM & SURVIVOR TRIBUT

To submit photos to the Memorial / Tribute Board in Georgia at any time, please complete photo consent form and email/mail with photos to heather.brooks@madd.org

GEORGIA VICTIM & SURVIVOR SUPPORT INFORMATION LINKS

ALL CRASHES: 

Georgia Crime Victim Financial Compensation Information and application

Georgia Crime Victim's Rights 

Georgia Victim Unclaimed Restitution Program

Find your Prosecutor in Georgia

Find a Court in Georgia 

Georgia Crash Report Codes 

Obtain a Crash Report

Find Criminal Record History 

Dept. of Drivers Services DDS in Georgia

Georgia DHR Assistance with food, health care, or other types of social services

Access to Georgia Social Services online self-service - GA Compass

United Way 211   Atlanta   NE GA Central GA  East GA Coastal GA 

       Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of Georgia & Important Victim Forms Publications and Links

        MADD Online Victim Services Brochures

Open Records Law in Georgia


FATALITY:

Georgia DUI Victims Memorial Sign Information &   Application  

Information on obtaining a Death Certificate in Georgia

Children's Burial Assistance in Georgia

Support Groups in Georgia Compassionate Friends CVAC Children/Teens-Kate's Club

DOT Crash Marker signs (Any type of crash)  DUI crashes should apply for DUI Memorial Sign


INJURY:

Brain Injury Association of Georgia

Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund of Georgia

Shepherd Center: Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Brain Injury

CHOA Children & Spinal Cord Injuries 

Reeve Foundation Paralysis Center


AFTER CRIMINAL COURT PROCEEDINGS:

Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole-Victim Services 

- victims rights in the parole process
- victim information program on pardons/parole- V.I.P.
- victim notification request of parole 
- victim change of address form
- victim impact statement for parole

-restitution
-victim offender dialogue

 
Georgia Dept of Corrections

    Find an offender in prison (if FIRST OFFENDER-they will not be online)
    Parole Search 

ICE Victim Notification

 

Victim & Survivors News Articles: 


CIVIL ATTORNEYS
(for a complete referral list, please contact victim services)


Brian "Buck" Rogers
Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC
http://www.frg-law.com
404-216-5978 or 1-877-591-1801

John A. Hougton
The Hougton Law Firm, LLC
http://www.houghtonlawfirm.com
404-549-3006

Daniel Ragland
Ragland & Jones, LLP
http://www.raglandjones.com  *GA Dram Shop Information
Telephone: 770-407-7300

Jeb Butler
Butler Tobin
http://www.butlertobin.com
404-587-8423

Christopher Simon
The Simon Law Firm PC
http://www.christophersimon.com
678-608-2788