The Kennesaw State University Office of Victim Services (OVS) seeks to ensure that the victims of crime at Kennesaw State University become an integral part of the criminal justice system. Through education on the rights and services available to KSU crime victims, collaboration with the KSU Department of Public Safety and University Police, and the Cobb County judicial system, the KSU OVS believes that the voices of KSU crime victims will become a necessary component of the justice system in this state.
The primary goals of the KSU OVS are to aid in reducing trauma to the crime victim; reduce the level of secondary injury associated with the aftermath of crime, and to aid in the prosecution of criminal cases. KSU OVS advocates for each victim’s interest by ensuring that crime victims and witnesses are provided with the entitlements and services mandated by the Crime Victims' Bill of Rights, including but not limited to:
- To have safety information and advocacy with offender release information, sex offender registration, protection orders, emergency shelter, transitional housing, separate waiting areas at court, emergency cell phones, etc.
- To have emotionally healing assistance such as crisis counseling, spiritual ministry, support groups, employer and student services (class scheduling, etc.) intervention, accompaniment to court and interviews, advocacy for social services, etc.
- To participate in the justice process by attending hearings, providing input, and receiving case information; and
- To receive financial compensation from offender restitution and/or Georgia Crime Victims’ Compensation Program.
For anonymous or confidential reporting options for incidents related to sexual assault or violence, click the following link: Submit Your Concern. Once you click on the button marked "Submit Your Concern", choose "Office of Victim Services" in the concern category menu.