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VOM LogoVictim Impact Program(VIP)

Contact: Jeff Olsen, (360) 397-2201 ext. 4054

VIP Counselor Michelle Mayhugh
Program Coordinator, Jeff Olsen

A meaningful response that addresses the needs of those harmed by juvenile offenders is a high priority of the Juvenile Court. Too often victims feel forgotten and poorly served by the justice system. Working in a balanced and restorative way means meeting the needs of victims is as important as the mandate to work with offenders. Acknowledgement of the harm done and basic information about the justice system and how the offender is being held accountable are the issues victims most commonly identify as the areas where the justice system fails them.

The Clark County Juvenile Court is pro-actively seeking to respond to these needs by initiating contact with victims. A significant commitment of staff time and thought has been devoted to developing letters and forms that communicate sensitively with victims about the issues that are important to them. It is an expectation that every victim of a juvenile offender will be contacted in ways that are meaningful and useful to the victims.

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Clark County Juvenile Court Administrator: Pat Escamilla
Street Address: 500 West 11th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Main phone: (360) 397-2201 | FAX: (360) 397-6109
Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388, then call (360) 397-2445
E-mail: Pat.escamilla@clark.wa.gov

Responsible Elected Official: Presiding Judge Barbara D. Johnson

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