Victim Services are provided for victims and witnesses of crime and are governed by Chapter 6 of the Massachusetts General Laws. In addition, the Victim Services Coordinator serves as the NSO liaison with the Massachusetts Trial Courts and the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office. The Victim Services Coordinator tracks offenders with Victim Certifications lodged through the Criminal History Systems Board, as well as coordinating the efforts of the victim advocates at our local courts.

The Victim Service Unit provides crime victims with:

  • Up to date information about your rights as a victim
  • Important inmate information including notification regarding an inmates release from custody
  • Safety planning, crisis intervention
  • Securing and updating restraining orders
  • Referrals to community resources including safe housing information, financial, emotional and support resources

Massachusetts Victim Bill of Rights:

MGL. c.10 s.66: Victims of drunk driving fund
MGL. c.12 s.11k: Crime Victims compensation Division
MGL. c.258 B : Rights of victims and witnesses of crime
MGL. c. 258 C: Victim Compensation
MGL. c. 263 A: Witness Protection

Sex Offender Registry Link
Massachusetts Victims Services
Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA)






Press Releases

NCSO Recognizes Tyler Forgeron as Norfolk County Hero
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NCSO Receives Grant to Help Break Down Language Barriers for Victims
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Nate Galante as Norfolk County Hero
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Youth Leadership Academy Expands to Franklin
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NCSO Hosts Blood Drive in Honors of The Mighty Quinn
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Cynthia Lewis as Norfolk County Hero
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office to Host Blood Drive in Honor of “The Mighty Quinn”
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Awarded Competitive Perkins Grant to Develop Workforce Training Program
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Massachusetts Department of Public Health Awards Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office $700K Grant to Expand Opioid Treatment Program
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Sheriff Patrick W. McDermott Launches “Norfolk County Heroes” Initiative
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Sheriff McDermott Praises “Are You OK” Program for Recent Saves of Two Norfolk County Residents
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Patrick McDermott Sworn In as Norfolk County Sheriff
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