Victim Services Unit

Isis Morales, Se Habla Español
(775) 353-2267
imorales@cityofsparks.us

Jennifer Olsen
775-353-2217
jolsen@cityofsparks.us

Sparks Police Victim Services Unit provides services to victims of violent crime. Once a person has been impacted by crime, it is crucial that they get the answers to their questions and start to regain a sense of safety and control. After a person has been a victim of crime, a person often becomes overwhelmed with all of the changes, stress and emotional turmoil. Sparks Police Department Victim Services Unit Advocates provide the emotional and practical support for the victim and their family. The Victim Advocate assesses the person’s short term needs and helps to create long terms goals with the victim.

After the Victim Advocate has assessed the unique individual needs and concerns the Victim Advocate provides support, services and referrals. The Victim Advocate can help members of the community who have been victimized by helping them with:

  • Safety Plan Development
  • Personal Advocacy
  • Referrals to Community Resources such as counseling, support groups and resources
  • Provides updates on the status of their criminal case
  • Assists in filing for Victims of Crime Compensation
  • Assist in filing for a Temporary Protection Order or Stalking Order
  • Informs the Victim of Victim’s Rights

Members of Sparks Police shall not discriminate against, degrade, demean, or show partiality toward any person or organization based on race, religion, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or other protected status under applicable law.

Community Resources of the City of Sparks and Surrounding Areas:

In Case of Emergency Call 911

Domestic Violence:

Find a Domestic Violence Shelter Near You

CPS Domestic Violence Advocate: (775) 337-4467

Safe Embrace: (775) 322-3466

Committee to Aid Abused Women: (775) 329-4150

Tahoe Safe Alliance: (800) 736-1060

Emergency Protection Order: (775) 352-5000

Temporary Protection Order Office: (775) 328-3468

National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE(7233)

Sexual Violence: (775) 784-8090

Sexual Assault Support Services

National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE(4673)

UNR Victims of Crime Treatment Center: (775) 682-8680

Law Enforcement Victim Advocacy / Legal Advocacy & Assistance: (775) 334-2121

Reno Police Department

Reno Police Department Victim Services Unit: (775) 657-4519

Reno City Attorney Advocate: (775) 334-3067

Sparks Police Department: (775) 353-2231

Sparks Police Department Victim Advocate: (775) 353-2217

Sparks City Attorney Advocate: (775) 353-1628

Sparks City Attorney Office: (775) 353-2320

The Children’s Cabinet: (775) 856-6200 or (775) 352-8090

TPO Office: (775) 328-3468

UNR Victims of Crime Treatment Center: (775) 784-6828

VINE Notification: (877) 332-8463

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office: (775) 328-3001

Washoe County Family Division Self Help Center: (775) 325-6731

Washoe County Department of Juvenile Services

Victim Services Coordinator: (775) 325-7875

Washoe Legal Services: (775) 329-2727

Washoe County District Attorneys Office

Victim Witness Assistance Center: (775) 328-3210

Homeland Security Victim Notification Program: (703) 877-3245

State of Nevada Victims of Crime Compensation: (775) 687-8428

Victims of Crime Program

Community Resources:

National Center for Victims of Crime: (202) 467-8700

Crisis Call Center: (775) 784-8090 or (800) 273-8255

Catholic Community Services: (775) 322-7073

Child Protective Services: (775) 785-8600

NOVA- National Organization for Victim Assistance: (800) 879-6682

Nevada 211: Dial 211

National Suicide Hotline: (800)-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)

Nevada Urban Indians, Inc.: (775) 788-7600

Project Restart: (775) 324-2622

The Children’s Cabinet: (775) 856-6200 or (775) 352-8090

Our Community

How We Serve

18

Neighborhood Watch Groups

82,225

Calls for service in 2015

47

Senior phone patrol members

400

Received advocacy services

7,200

Hours from volunteers