| SHERIFF’S MESSAGE (MIKE WILLIAMS)
If you are reading this booklet, you or someone close to you has been the victim of a crime. I regret that this has happened to you. As your Sheriff, I commit to you the resources and services of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office to assist you.
The services listed in this publication are carefully tailored to meet your needs. They can be very useful to you as you go through the investigation and other aspects of the criminal justice system. In the coming weeks you may experience many feelings such as frustration, confusion, sadness and anger. Talking with someone who understands can help.
The employees of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office will use their professional skills and work hard to uncover the facts, identify the responsible person or people, and work for a successful prosecution. To make this process a little easier for you, we have provided two support services: a Victim Advocate and the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) System.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office cares about you. We are working every day to support victims of crime and their families.
Mike Williams, Sheriff
Duval County, FL