The Mentor Victim Assistance Program is a service that addresses the needs of crime victims in the City of Mentor and Mentor-on-the-Lake. Our program has served over 3,800 victims of crime since its inception in 1997. Dianne Medvec is our full-time victim advocate. She works both with the court and the police department in assisting victims through the criminal justice process.
The services offered are court accompaniment, crisis intervention, complete explanation of the criminal coury process, referrals to appropriate community assistance organizations and counselors, notification of all segments and procedures regarding court hearings and dates, helping victims in completing a Victim Impact Statement, assistance in obtaining temporary protection orders through the Mentor Municipal Court and referrals regarding Civil Protection Orders at Common Pleas Court, assistance in filing and completing the Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation application, and notification and awareness of the VINE (Victim Information Notification Every Day) system.
Our program also has one volunteer who provides similar services as the victim advocate, sends letters to victims of non-arrest crimes offering anti-crime tips and referrals and assists with office and clerical duties.
The Victim Assistance Office is located within the Mentor Police Department Building and can be reached at (440) 205-2438; Fax (440) 205-3614
EMERGENCY 24-HOUR HOT LINE: (440) 953-5823