How do I get my Victims' Rights?
How do I get my Victims' Rights?

Crime Victim's Guide

A Crime Victim's Guide to the Justice System in Arkansas, a service provided by the Arkansas Crime Information Center, was created to assist victims of crime to have a better understanding of the Arkansas criminal justice system so victims are more able to exercise their rights. It is also designed to inform victims of services available to them throughout the state including shelter, cash assistance, counseling and private support organizations. This guide is not intended as a legal reference or to provide legal advice. Victims’ Rights laws and an explanation of the court process is provided in the Crime Victims’ Guide Book.

Go to the Crime Victims Guide

Victims' Reparations

Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations are funds available to help defray the cost due to crime victimization. Reparations and restitution are not the same.

An innocent victim of a violent crime (including DWI) may qualify for financial help from the Crime Victims Reparations Board. This money may help pay for medical expenses, or other costs related to personal injuries that were caused by a violent crime.

  1. The crime was reported to law enforcement within 72 hours
  2. An application for assistance is received within one year of the date of the crime
  3. The victim cooperates with the investigation
  4. The victim did not contribute to the crime

For more information contact the Arkansas Attorney General (501) 682-1020 or Victims Assistance Office.

Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Program

Tracking Alleged and Convicted Offenders

VINELink is a national online portal to VINE, a victim notification network. VINELink can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide the most reliable information for custody status changes and criminal case information.

Access Custody Changes & Criminal Case INFO

Court Connect by the Arkansas Administrative Office of courts offers other important information about pending and resolved cases.

Visit Court Connect

Victim Support Links

Victim Legal Services

Order of Protection

Order of protection forms can be founded on the Arkansas Legal Services Site, which includes videos in English and Spanish that explain how to get an order of protection in Arkansas.

Information About Order of Protection

Ex Parte Order of Protection

Notice of Hearing on Petition for Order of Protection

Information About Order of Protection

The Arkansas Legal Services Partnership, Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas, also provide a Domestic Abuse Order of Protection Packet, which includes pertinent forms and an explanation of the process.

Domestic Abuse Packet