Victim Assistance

The Victim Assistance Unit (VAU) of the Winston Salem Police Department assists victims and their families with any issues which arise as a result of crimes such as rape, homicide, assault, etc. The VAU works as intermediaries in finding financial assistance, counseling, providing safety planning, and assisting with any questions regarding the legal process, along with information on case status and updates. Emergency Exit Graphic

Helpful Resources

Please feel free to contact the VAU Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, at 336-773-7860 or 336-773-7741. For 24 hour information on available resources, call our Communications Unit at 336-773-7700.


The Victim/Witness Service Provider List gives a comprehensive listing of available victim/witness services available from both this department and outside agencies and organizations.

Crime Victim Brochures