Victim Services

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 in the aftermath of a crash. MADD Victim Services are provided to victims and survivors at no cost.

We strive to provide as many services as possible to victims of drunk and drugged driving crashes. Listed below are some examples of services that MADD may be able to provide, and the actual services provided will be based on availability.

  • Offer emotional support by phone, e-mail, or in person.

  • 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 in your area.

  • Education on the criminal justice process and court proceedings.

  • Assistance with the preparation of a Victim Impact Statement to present at the sentencing of the offender(s).

  • Depending on availability, 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 counselors, and civil attorneys.

  • Support Groups – currently being held online due to the pandemic. Email us to register.

To be put in contact with a MADD Victim Advocate in your area, or if you need to speak with someone immediately, please call MADD’s 24-Helpline at 1-877-MADD-HELP (877-623-3435).

MADD Georgia Victim Services Contact Information


Sharlenor 

770-615-3737  Ext. 7359

sharlenor.whatley@madd.org

Cynthia

770-615-3737    Ext. 7352

cynthia.hagain@madd.org

For information regarding Victim Impact Panels (VIPs), please contact Geri  at geri.brown@madd.org or through calling 770-615-3737, ext 7357.

Georgia Victim and Survivor Tribute


To submit photos to the Memorial/Tribute Board in Georgia at any time, please contact Sharlenor.Whatley@madd.org.

Resource Links for Victims and Survivors


Visit the online MADD Resource Library for information and brochures on topics such as coping with injury, surviving injury, coping with traumatic death, and understanding the criminal and civil justice systems, among others.

Please see below for resource links for Georgia crashes:

Resources After Criminal Court Proceedings


Civil Attorneys


Brian “Buck” Rogers
Rogers & Fite LLC

John A. Houghton
The Houghton Law Firm, LLC

Daniel Ragland
Ragland Law Firm, LLC

*GA Dram Shop Information

 Jeb Butler
Butler Law Firm

Christopher Simon
The Simon Law Firm PC