Office of the Crime Victim Ombudsman

1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: 803.734.0357
Fax: 803.734.1428


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Your Information

* First Name 


* Last Name 

* Address 

Suite/Apartment Number 

* City 

* State 

* Zip 

* Email 

* Contact Phone Number 

Alternate Phone Number 


Type of Crimes/Charges: 


Date of Crime: 


County In Which the Crime Occurred: 


Who referred you to us? 


If other, please specify: 


Consent to Investigate

In order to conduct an inquiry into your complaint, the CVO shall forward copies of your complaint to the person, program, and agency against whom you make the allegation, and conduct an inquiry into the allegation stated in the complaint. In carrying out the inquiry, the CVO is authorized to request and receive information and documents from the complainant, elements of the criminal and juvenile justice systems, and victim assistance programs that are pertinent to the inquiry. Following each inquiry, the CVO shall issue a report verbally or in writing to the complainant and the persons or agencies that are the object of the complaint and recommendations that in the ombudsman's opinion will assist all parties. The persons or agencies that are the subject of the complaint shall respond, within a reasonable time, to the CVO regarding actions taken, if any, as a result of the CVO's report and recommendations.

By inserting your name below, you are giving your consent to the CVO to disclose this information to the agency stated in your complaint. 
I understand that upon receipt of this form, the Office of the Crime Victim Ombudsman will conduct an inquiry into my complaint and I hereby consent to such an investigation. I certify that I have read and understood all of the above statements.

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SECTION 16-3-1640 Confidentiality of information and files. Information and files requested and received by the ombudsman are confidential and retain their confidential status at all times.

Statement of Complaint

Please provide as much detailed information about the crime and your complaint as possible. Please also include how you would like the Crime Victim Ombudsman to help. 


The Statement of Complaint box above holds 4000 characters. If you need to submit more information, please email additional information to

I certify that the information set forth herein is true and correct.

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