Victims' Rights

We're Here to Help

The Office of the Henderson County Attorney takes the rights of victims of crimes very seriously. We understand that the criminal justice system can be difficult and complex for victims. To assist victims, we try to work with victims to inform them about how the system works and what they may expect. On this page, you can find some helpful links and information for victims.

Victims' Rights - Handbook & Resources 

The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office of Victim’s Advocacy has prepared this Victim’s Rights Handbook (PDF) and this helpful brochure which will explain Marsy's Law and your constitutional rights as a victim. We encourage you to read them both closely. They provide a good overview of role of those involved in the court system and the criminal court process. If you would like to discuss your rights as a victim or how we can help you exercise your rights under the Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights, please contact our Victims' Advocate at 270-631-7242, ext. 1207, or by email at

If you are a victim of domestic violence, we strongly suggest contacting OASIS, which is the Owensboro Area Shelter and Information Services, at 800-882-2873. Also, there are some great resources at the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association’s website, including safety plans, ways around barrier to leaving, myths and warning signs.

Important Resources

For a list of victim-centered community resources in Henderson County and surrounding areas, please click here.