Victim Services Unit

The 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 the changes, stress and emotional turmoil.  Sparks Police 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-term goals with the victim.

Speak with a Victim Advocate today:

Isis Morales, Se Habla Español
(775) 353-2267

Unidad de Servicios de Víctimas

Jennifer Olsen
(775) 353-2217

Victim Services Brochure

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:

County Human Services Domestic Violence Advocate: (775) 337-4467

Domestic Violence Resource Center  (775) 329-4150

Find a Domestic Violence Shelter Near You

Safe Embrace: (775) 322-3466

Tahoe Safe Alliance: (800) 736-1060

Emergency Protection Order: (775) 352-5000

Protection Order Help Office: (775) 328-3127

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:

Reno Police Department:  (775) 334-2121

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

Isis Morales, Se Habla Espanol (775) 353-2267

Jenn Olsen (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

La Clinica V.I.V.A. (775) 525-0979

TPO Office: (775) 328-3468

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

VINE Notification: (888) 268-3001

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

Washoe County Human Services Agency: (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

The Salvation Army Reno: (775) 688-4555

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Notice regarding COVID-19

In an attempt to provide the best service we can to our community, the Sparks Police Department will be implementing several preventative measures to help reduce or prevent the exposure and spread of Covid-19. These changes will begin 11/16/2020. This temporary altering and or reduction in services is only temporary and is designed to help reduce exposure to both our community and our employees. The Sparks Police Department is committed to placing our community first and this is an effort to keep our staff healthy and available to assist our community’s emergent needs. These changes in services are only temporary. Non-Essential Services will be suspended until further notice. All Work Permits Fingerprint Cards Additionally, the following services will be provided online or via mail only until further notice: Criminal History Requests (Online or Mail ONLY) Case Requests (Online or Mail ONLY) Convicted Persons Registration (Online or Mail ONLY) Sex Offender Registration (Online or Mail ONLY) Our front desk will be open by appointment only. We ask for your patience during this time as there may be longer than usual waiting times. For more information please contact the Records Department at (775) 353-2279.

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