Lee County Sheriff's Office

Gary B. Parsons, Sheriff

 

Sponsored Programs

 

 

 

 

PROJECT LIFESAVER

On September 29, 2004 six members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office received training

on one of the most up-to-date community projects in the nation.  Project Lifesaver uses state of

the art technology in assisting those who care for victims of Alzheimers and other related mental

dysfunctional disorders.  Victims include the elderly and even the youngest in our community.  Victims

tend to wander from their homes and therefore are in danger.  Lifesaver places radio transmitters on these "wandering ones" , then officers trained in using the receivers and other locating equipment are notified and able to find the "lost" in minutes.  The estimated cost of the program is expected to be about $25 monthly. This not only includes the equipment, but also the will cover the cost of periodically having the equipment checked and updated by a trained officer.  The Lee County Sheriff's Office is pleased to be able to present this to the citizens of our community.  Project Lifesaver is a wonderful program that allows us to show communities that we really do care.  We hope you do too.

 

For more information on applying for the project or for making donations contact Major Jimmy

Woodard at Lee County Sheriff's Office, P.O. Box 177 Jonesville, VA 24263 or phone 276-346-7777.

 


 

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           Lee County Victim/Witness Program

            P.O. Box 177  Jonesville, VA 24263

( 33640 Main Street Suite 203B 3rd floor)

            PHONE    276-346-2689

            FAX:   276-346-7706

            Email: ddkolb@leecova.org

 

 

                                                                                   

What is a victim?

 

A victim is:

  A person who has suffered physical, psychological or economic harm as a direct result of a felony or of an assault and battery, stalking, sexual battery, attempted sexual battery or driving while intoxicated;

  A parent or legal guardian of such person who is a minor

  A spouse, child, parent, or legal guardian of such person who is physically or mentally incapacitated or was a victim of a suicide

            

The Victim/Witness Staff provides the following services upon request for crime victims:

 

                                    Courtroom Assistance

  Criminal Justice Process Support and Explanation

Accompaniment to Court

Trial Preparation Assistance

*Tips for Testifying                     

Courtroom Tours

Confidentiality Forms

Interpreter Services

 

                                             Financial Assistance

Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund

Restitution

Referrals to Social Service or Other Agencies

Property Return

 

                                    Victim Input

 

Commonwealth’s Attorney Liaison

Victim Impact Statement and Preparation

Parole Input for Cases Before 1995

Right to Remain in Courtroom on Specific Cases

 

                        Notifications

 

Case Status Information

Notice of Court Dates

Release of Prisoners (Dept. of Corrections or Local)

Employer Intercession

Status of Bond

Victim Notification Forms

Notice of Appeal and Habeas Corpus

                       

                        Protection

 

Protection Orders

Separate Waiting Room

Court Accompaniment

Safety Planning

 

                        Support Services

Crisis Intervention

Crisis Referrals

Emergency Assistance

 Tips for Courtroom Appearances

 

 

       Tell the truth

  • Have dates, times, places and other details clear in your mind.
  • Bring photos, medical records, receipts, values of stolen property, estimates of damage to verify restitution.
  • Do not have your cell phone or pager turned on in the courtroom. 
  • Your clothing should be appropriate, clean and conservative.  Please no jeans with holes, no shorts, mini-skirts, belly shirts, or T-Shirts with logos. 
  • Be prepared to wait.  Bring change for snack machines, and a book or other quiet activity to occupy your time and or child’s. 
  • Look at the Judge during your testimony.  If you hear “objection” stop talking until the Judge makes a decision.  If you do not know the answer, say, “I don’t know.” Do not guess. If you do not understand a question, say, “I don’t understand the question.”
  • Speak loudly, clearly and concisely. Do not use slang unless you are exactly repeating language used during the crime. Answer only questions asked, and do not add to the answer.
  • Your testimony should describe the nature and extent of the injuries or damage resulting from the crime and whether a weapon was used.  Your testimony should not contain your opinion unless you are asked.  Do not offer a judgment about the defendant or argue with the defense attorney.


DANGER

Lee County's Drug and Anger Management for Elementary Students

 

 

 

     The Lee County Sheriff's "DANGER" Program is a cooperative program between the Sheriff's Office and the Lee County School Board.  It is designed to educate elementary age students of the dangers of both drug abuse and "angry actions".  The program consists of ten lessons including information about drug abuse and addiction, anger management, conflict resolution and becoming productive citizens.

  

    This program replaces D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education).  During the school board meeting when the new program was implemented Sheriff Parsons was quoted as saying D.A.R.E. no longer met the needs of Lee County.  Being unable to update the lesson plans due to strict guidelines, caused us to look into a program that we feel suits our locality.  As the problems of the county changes, the new program will enable us to direct our attention to "matters at hand".  The D.A.R.E. Program served us well, but our hopes are that the new program will help the students even more.  Deputy Bobby Slusher is the instructor assigned to the schools to teach the new program. 

 


 

 

Lee County Neighborhood Watch

 The Lee County Sheriff's Office sponsors area Neighborhood Watch meetings through-out the county.  If you are interested in forming a Watch call 276-346-7777 ext. 235.  Deputy Bobby Slusher will be glad to speak to you with information concerning the current Watches in force and how to join or form your local Neighborhood Watch.  You may also e-mail him at bslusher@leecountysheriff.net

 

 

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