Helpful Resources & Links for Crime Victims
Acts of domestic violence occur all around us and touch the lives of loved ones, neighbors and friends. For many years, the Pennyrile region has relied on Sanctuary, Inc. as a source of hope and refuge for victims of domestic violence. Click here for more information about Sanctuary, their services and how to get in touch if you need help.
Courts, Clerks and Dockets
Visit the Kentucky Court of Justice Docket website for current court docket information. The information shown will reflect the docket as it stood when last updated. Be advised, this is not the official court docket, and the entries are subject to change. Any questions concerning the information contained on the dockets should be directed to the Circuit Clerks Office in the appropriate county, which are available here.
The Court of Justice website is also a helpful resource for making online payments on fines and court fees, seeing the judicial system financial information, information about the new e-filing system that is beginning to roll out across Kentucky and jury duty.
Kentucky Online Offender Lookup
Within Kentucky's Justice and Public Safety Cabinet is the Department of Corrections. Both websites have enormous amounts of helpful information, including the Kentucky Online Offender Lookup or "KOOL" system. Victims and victim's families find this to be very help in having peace of mind knowing the whereabouts of offenders within Kentucky's correctional system.
VINE: Victims Information Notification Everyday
In February 1996, the Kentucky Department of Corrections implemented the first ever statewide victim notification system. In the following year, the DOC consolidated these services under the Office of Victim Services, and the VINE program quickly became the cornerstone of these services. VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) is the automated notification system that alerts victims about a change in the custody status of their offender. This system now includes data from county jails, prisons, mental health facilities and juvenile detention centers.
Pennyrile Children’s Advocacy Center has the primary goal of ensuring that children who have been abused are not further victimized - especially by the interventions systems that are designed to protect them. PCAC starts with the idea that no one agency or professional can prevent and treat victims of child sexual and physical abuse. Rather it takes a multi-disciplinary team of professionals in law enforcement, child protective services, medical, legal, and mental health working jointly to advocate for the rights of a child.
PCAC is a small, non-profit organization that was established in 2002 and serves the following counties in Kentucky: Christian, Caldwell, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Lyon, Todd, and Trigg.
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAK) is the Commonwealth’s only statewide child abuse prevention organization. Established in 1987 when the Kentucky Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America (formerly the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse) merged with Parent's Anonymous of Kentucky. PCAK was originally known as the Kentucky Council on Child Abuse; in 1999 the name was changed in order to better identify the agency’s mission to the public. Today, PCAK is recognized as the Kentucky affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse America. PCAK works to prevent the abuse and neglect of Kentucky’s children by developing and promoting effective strategies and programs, through community involvement, public education and advocacy.