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
imorales@cityofsparks.us

Unidad de Servicios de Víctimas

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

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:

  1. Human Services Agency (CPS) Domestic Violence Advocate: (775) 337-4467
  2. Find a Domestic Violence Shelter Near You
  3. Domestic Violence Resource Center:  (775) 329-4150
  4. Safe Embrace: (775) 322-3466
  5. Emergency Protection Order: (775) 352-5000
  6. Protection Order Help Center(775) 328-3127
  7. National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE(7233)

Sexual Violence: (775) 784-8090

  1. Sexual Assault Support Services
  2. National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE(4673)
  3. UNR Victims of Crime Treatment Center: (775) 682-8680

Law Enforcement Victim Advocacy / Legal Advocacy & Assistance:

  1. Reno Police Department(775) 334-2121
  2. Reno Police Department Victim Services Unit: (775) 657-4519
  3. Reno City Attorney Advocate: (775) 334-3067
  4. Sparks Police Department: (775) 353-2231
  5. Sparks Police Department Victim Advocate:
  6. Sparks City Attorney Victim Advocate: (775) 353-1628
  7. Sparks City Attorney Office: (775) 353-2320
  8. La Clinica V.I.V.A. (775) 525-0979
  9. VINE Notification: (888) 268-8463
  10. Washoe County Sheriff’s Office: (775) 328-3001
  11. Washoe County Family Division Self Help Center: (775) 325-6731
  12. Washoe County Department of Juvenile Services
  13. Washoe Legal Services: (775) 329-2727
  14. Washoe County District Attorneys Office
  15. Homeland Security Victim Notification Program: (703) 877-3245

State of Nevada Victims of Crime Compensation: (775) 688-2410

  1. Victims of Crime Program

Community Resources:

  1. National Center for Victims of Crime: (202) 467-8700
  2. Crisis Support Services of Nevada: (800) 273-8255
  3. Catholic Community Services: (775) 322-7073
  4. Good Shepherd’s Clothes Closet: (775) 348-0605
  5. Washoe County Human Services Agency: (775) 785-8600
  6. NOVA- National Organization for Victim Assistance: (800) 879-6682
  7. Nevada 211: Dial 211
  8. National Suicide Hotline: (800)-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
  9. Nevada Urban Indians, Inc.: (775) 788-7600
  10. Project Restart: (775) 324-2622
  11. The Children’s Cabinet: (775) 856-6200 or (775) 352-8090
  12. The Salvation Army Reno: (775) 688-4555
  13. Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (RISE) – Our Place: (775)327-7501

Our Community

How We Serve

18

Neighborhood Watch Groups

86,870

Calls for service in 2020

39

Senior phone patrol members

858

Received advocacy services

7,200

Hours from volunteers