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  Victim/Witness Services


The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office is committed to the compassionate, competent, and comprehensive treatment of crime victims and their families. It is a basic and essential part of being a prosecutor. The Prosecutor's Office and the Victim Services staff are here to aid the citizens of Jackson County.

The moment your life was disrupted by crime, you were thrust into the center of the complex legal system. It can often be confusing and difficult. During this process, you might be dealing with physical or psychological trauma that may linger long after wounds have healed. You may feel all alone but you are not.

Victim Services staff is here for you, ready to help you through the process. To us you are the most important person in the criminal justice system. We are here to answer your questions no mater how small and to provide you with information, advice and encouragement.

Victim Advocate

Victim Advocates provide victims with information and assistance regarding the criminal justice process and crime victims compensation. The services offered to victims include:

Case Status
Courtroom Accompaniment
Assistance in compiling victim impact statements
Information and Referral to community resources
Assistance with filing victim compensation claims
Emotional Support

Victims Rights

Victim Advocates also assist victims in seeking services and securing their rights in accordance with Missouri Victims Rights Statute, RSMo 595.209.

    Victim Advocates


Please feel free to contact these advocates:

Marilyn Layton: (816) 881-3328
Wanda Tope: (816) 881-3975

Sex Crimes and Child Abuse
Elizabeth Parker: (816) 881-3521

Domestic Violence
Doris Cannon: (816) 881-3520

General Crimes
Sherrie Dulley: (816) 881-4308

Dangerous Felonies
Sally Broughton: (816) 881-6359

Eastern Jackson County
Lori Paquette: (816) 881-4694


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