Putnam Sentinel — Crime Victim Services (CVS) is an Ohio non-profit, United Way partner agency serving victims of unsolved, misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile crimes in Allen County since 1981 and Putnam County since 1990.

CVS provides 24 hour rape, domestic violence, and human trafficking crisis line and hospital response, and assists all victims to be informed, present and heard, including court advocacy and victim impact statements. CVS’s mission is to help victims prevail over the trauma of their victimization by assisting and advocating for safety, healing, justice and restitution.

Key measures for Putnam County in 2017:

Number of victims who received counseling or crisis counseling: 153

Victim satisfaction rate on outcome surveys: 94 percent

Budget: $362,735

Debt: $0

Staff size: six

Total volunteer and intern hours: 734

Number of victims served in all programs: 751

Number of new cases (new crimes): 298

Victims stating they had court hearing notices & results: 94 percent

Cost per victim assisted: $483

New initiative for 2018: Creation of a Special Victims Unit