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Victim Witness Services Division

  • Erika Bourelle, Director
  • Erika Bourelle
  • Director
  • Telephone: 513-695-1325
  • Nicky Hawkins, Victim Witness Coordinator
  • Nicky Hawkins
  • Victim Witness Coordinator
  • Hannah Ingram, Victim Witness Coordinator
  • Hannah Ingram
  • Victim Witness Coordinator
  • Melissa Kennard, Victim Witness Coordinator
  • Melissa Kennard
  • Victim Witness Coordinator
  • Hannah Mullins, Victim Witness Coordinator
  • Hannah Mullins
  • Victim Witness Coordinator
  • Moriah Swanger, Victim Witness Coordinator
  • Moriah Swanger
  • Victim Witness Coordinator

The Victim Witness Services Division of the Warren County Prosecutor's Office has been serving victims of crime for over two decades. Our Victim Witness Coordinators play a pivotal role in assisting victims through the criminal justice system.

A staff of six coordinators offers services to the following courts: Common Pleas (Felony) Court, County (Misdemeanor) Court, Juvenile Court, and Franklin, Lebanon and Mason Municipal Courts.

Available Services
  • 24-hour response to law enforcement request for intervention and assistance
  • Court advocacy, escort and support during all stages of the criminal justice process
  • Assistance in completing a Victim Impact Statement
  • Assistance with VINE registration/State Victim Notification Program
  • Referrals to appropriate social service agencies
  • Notification and explanation of all court proceedings
  • Victims of Crime Compensation application assistance
  • Assistance with a Victim Impact StatementPDF Document
Victim's Rights

Marsalee (Marsy) Ann Nicholas was stalked and murdered on November 30th, 1983 by her ex-boyfriend. One week after her murder, her mother was confronted by her daughter’s murderer in the supermarket. Marsy’s family had no idea he had been released from jail on bail just days after her murder. Marsy’s Law for Ohio was passed in November 2017 and took effect February 5, 2018.

Marsy’s Law for Ohio grants crime victims these rights:
  1. The right to be informed, in writing, of Marsy’s Law rights.
  2. The right to be treated with fairness and respect for the victim’s safety, dignity, and privacy.
  3. The right, upon request, to reasonable and timely notice of all public proceedings and the right to be present at those proceedings.
  4. The right to be heard in public proceedings involving release, plea, sentencing, disposition, or parole, or in any proceeding that implicates a Marsy’s Law right.
  5. The right to confer with the prosecutor, upon request.
  6. The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay and a prompt conclusion of the case.
  7. The right to refuse an interview, deposition, or other discovery request by an accused. (Except as provided by Article I, Section 10 of the Ohio Constitution.)
  8. The right to full and timely restitution from the offender.
  9. The right to reasonable protection from the accused or any person acting on behalf of the accused.
  10. The right, upon request, to reasonable notice of escape or release of the accused.
  • Mission Statement
  • Our Mission is to
  • Serve Victims with Compassion
  • While Promoting the Judicial Process