The Office of Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland provides a Victim/Witness Coordinator for crime victims who were victimized in the County of Grundy.
Our Victim/Witness Coordinator, Vicki Surman, will maintain contact with victims of crimes who were victimized in Grundy County. Mrs. Surman will provide crime victims periodic updates on the case and keep victims informed of upcoming court dates. Mrs. Surman is the point of contact for any victim who seeks information about their case. Mrs. Surman may be contacted at (815) 941-3276.
Vicki Surman received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Judson University. Mrs. Surman has served as the Victim/Witness Coordinator for Grundy County’s State’s Attorney’s Office since January 1997.
The Constitution of the State of Illinois declares that crime victims have certain legal rights. These rights ensure that they are treated with fairness and respect throughout the criminal justice system.
Additionally, the laws which preserve the rights of crime victims also afford certain basic rights and considerations to the witnesses of violent crime – the people who are essential to successful prosecution.
As passed by the Illinois General Assembly, these rights include:
If you sustain physical injuries and the injuries are from certain violent crimes, then you can file with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office under the Victim Compensation Act. Victim’s Compensation can reimburse you for medical expenses and loss of earnings. It only covers expenses NOT covered by your insurance company. It DOES NOT apply to property damage.
You are eligible for Victim’s Compensation if:
Contact the Attorney General and/or the Grundy County State’s Attorney’s Victim & Witness Services Coordinator, Vicki Surman, if you would like to request a Victim’s Compensation Act Form from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office at 815-941-3276.