Victim’s Advocate Counselors at the Camden Police Department provide services to victims and witnesses from the time the crime occurs, during the investigation, and throughout the criminal justice system. You may contact the Camden Police Department Victim Advocate at (803) 425-6025 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday or at (803) 425-6035 at all other times. You may also contact the Victim’s Advocate office located at 816 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

  • Camden Police Dept 803-425-6025 

  • Sistercare/Domestic Violence Crisis Line 803-765-9428 

  • Sexual Assault Center/Family Resource Center 803-425-4357 

  • LE Victims Advocate 803-425-6025 

  • Kershaw County Solicitor’s Office 803-425-7672 

  • SC Attorney General’s Office Crime Victim Ombudsman 803-734-0357 / 800-220-5370 

  • Santee Wateree Mental Health Clinic 803-432-5323

  • Municipal Court 803-432-2421

  • Kershaw County Courthouse 803-425-1500 

  • Kershaw County Detention Center 803-425-1516 

  • Kershaw County Family Court 803-425-7225 

  • Alpha  Center 803-432-6902 

  • Kershaw County Juvenile Justice 803-432-9171

  • Dept of Social Services 803-432-7676

  • SC Attorney General’s Office of Victim Compenstion 803-734-1900

  • SC Victim’s Assistance Network 803-750-1200

A victim or witness has the following rights:

  • To be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity and to be free from intimidation, harassment, or abuse and informed of a victim’s constitutional rights. 
  • To be reasonably informed when the accused or convicted person is arrested, released from custody, or has escaped.
  • To be informed of and present at all criminal proceedings which are dispositive of the charges where the defendant has the right to be present.
  • To be allowed to submit either a written or oral statement at all hearings affecting bond or bail.
  • To be heard at any proceedings involving a post-arrest, a plea, or sentencing. 
  • To be reasonably protected from the accused or persons acting on his behalf throughout the criminal justice process. 
  • To confer with the prosecution after the crime against the victim has been charged, before trial, or before any disposition, and informed of the disposition. 
  • To have reasonable access after the conclusion of the criminal investigation to all documents relating to the crime against the victim before trial. 
  • To receive prompt and full restitution from the convicted person or persons. 
  • To a reasonable disposition and prompt and final conclusion of the case.

A victim or witness has the following responsibilities:

  • Provide your legal name, current mailing address, and current telephone number to the appropriate agency. 
  • Inform appropriate agencies of any change in your name, address or telephone. 
  • Inform the Solicitor’s Office or the Court if you desire to be present for any hearing or sentencing. 
  • In order to receive restitution, provide full details of the financial impact of the crime committed against you in a timely manner.
  • Inform the Solicitor’s Office or the Court of your rights to make a written or oral Victims Impact Statement in a timely manner.
What if a victim or witness is harassed or threatened?

Immediately contact the Camden Police Department to report the harassment or threats.

The South Carolina Victim’s Compensation Fund

This fund may provide benefits to victims of crime for medical expenses, counseling, and loss of earnings that are not covered by other sources. It does not provide compensation for property loss or pain and suffering.

To determine if you quality for the compensation fund, to receive assistance with filing an application, or to find out what other financial assistance may be available, please contact the Victim’s Advocate office.