The Idaho Attorney General’s Office has also prepared a legal manual regarding the rights of victims of crime (PDF).
Idaho Crime Victim Compensation Program
To view important information available from the Industrial Commission, including necessary forms and instructions, please go to Industrial Commission’s Crime Victim Compensation Program.
If you have any additional questions about the crime victim’s compensation fund, please contact the Crime Victim’s Compensation Program by emailing your question or comment to April Leija at the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Domestic Violence Assistance Resources
The Bannock County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force has assembled a directory of resources for domestic violence victims.
Information on Offenders
Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE)
The Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) has instituted a crime victims notification service, known as the VINE program. VINE is a toll-free, 24-hour telephone hotline.
Users can call anonymously for offender custody status updates and register for automatic notification. The Idaho Commission of Pardons & Parole is a partner in the VINE project so that VINE also offers parole and probation information including parole hearing, case expiration and parole eligibility dates.
Victims may call the IDOC’s VINE Line at 877-846-3443 (877-VINE-4-ID).
IDOC Offender Search
Information about the location and parole eligibility of offenders sentenced to the Idaho Department of Correction can be obtained via the IDOC website.
Additional Victim Resources
- The Idaho Council on Domestic Violence & Victim Assistance provides assistance to victims and to victim advocates.
- The National Center for Victims of Crime also has useful information on a variety of topics.
- The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has information on dealing with domestic violence and resources for assisting victims of domestic violence.
- The National Organization For Victim Assistance is a national clearinghouse for victim assistance information and resources.
- National Victim Center can be reached via phone at 800-394-2255 (800-FYI-CALL).
- Victim Assistance Online is an international victim/witness resource clearinghouse with links to local, national and international resources.
- The Violence Against Women Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, has many resources for victims, victim advocates, attorneys and other persons involved in addressing domestic violence.
If you’ve been a victim of crime or have witnessed a crime in Washington County, please report it to one of the following agencies:
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
208-237-8815 (Pocatello or Idaho Falls)
- Idaho State Police
- Washington County Sheriff’s Office
- Weiser Police Department