Victim Services

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).

MADD Central Missouri – Jefferson City, MO

Victim Services Specialist:

Deby Bennet

Deby.Bennet@madd.org

573.636.2460 x2981

MADD  Missouri (Gateway) – St. Louis, MO

Victim Services Specialist:

Connie Rigas

Connie.Rigas@madd.org

314.426.1595 x2961

2019 Gateway Support Group Schedule

Thursday – March 28th

Tuesday – April 30th

Thursday – May 30th

Wednesday – June 26th

Thursday – July 30th – cancelled

Wednesday – August 28th

Thursday – September 26th

Wednesday – October 30th

NO groups during November and December

All Support Groups take place from 7pm-9pm at MADD Missouri State Office:

500 Northwest Plaza Suite 705

St. Louis MO 63074

MADD Heartland – Kansas City, MO

Victim Services Specialist:

Xavier Salas

Xavier.Salas@madd.org

816.318.4515 x2971

2019 Heartland Support Group Schedule

First Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm.

 Maywood Baptist Church

10505 E. Winner Road

Independence, MO 64052

If anyone has any questions regarding the support group, you can contact Jeremey Lucas 913-832-8046.

MADD Ozark Mountain – Springfield, MO

Victim Services Specialist:

Laura Askew

Laura.Askew@madd.org

417.831.3868 x2960

2019 Ozark Mountain Support Group Schedule

By Request: RSVP at (417) 831-3868 or Laura.askew@madd.org

Held every last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm

1722 S. Glenstone

Springfield, MO 65804

*Location is on the backside of Glenstone Square Office Complex