Sgt Nina Mauldin
The Richland County Sheriff's Department is
dedicated to the principle that all persons in Richland County will be
provided equal protection under the laws of this state, and the federal
government as well as any ordinances set forth by the Richland County
Council. It is the goal of our department to treat all victims of crime
with compassion and respect, ensuring that their dignity is maintained and
to promote healing of the suffering they may have endured. No victim of
crime will be turned away for any reason or discriminated against based on
sex, race, religion, social or economic status, sexual orientation, age,
or mental or physical disability.
Some of the services our Investigators
- Provide emotional and moral support.
- Identify and inform victims of their
rights under the law.
- Conduct on the scene crisis
- Act as a liaison between victim, police
officers, investigators, and community-based agencies.
- Arrange for professional counseling and
- Provide information and referral.
- Educate law enforcement and victims of
new law pertaining to specific victimization such as domestic violence.
- Provide applications and information to
victims concerning South Carolina Crime Victims' Compensation; explain
purpose, procedures, and policies, and assist in completion of forms.
- Intervene on behalf of victims with
creditors, employers, etc...upon request.
- Help prepare victims for court and
provide court advocacy and accompaniment.
- Provide information regarding current
status of case.
- Provide information on rights, services
and procedures if a victim or witness is harassed or threatened.
- Assist domestic violence victims in
obtaining Orders of Protection and emergency housing.
- Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer (GLLO),
this investigator serves as a point of contact for members of the gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons who are victims of crime.
FBI Civil Rights Program
- Hate Crimes
- Human Trafficking
LGBTQ IVP Task Force/Support
The Victim Assistance Unit maintains a
resource directory of numerous services and outreach programs available to
crime victims. For further information please e-mail our unit or phone
The Victim Assistance Unit is located at 1931
Pineview Road, Columbia, SC 29209.
Human Trafficking Flyer
Victim's Rights Form
Victim's Rights Form: Audio Version
The Crime Victim's Rights form is
available in Braille at the Victim Services Unit located at
1931 Pineview Road, Columbia, SC
29209, or by calling 576-3115.
The Victim's Bill of Rights
The National Center for
Missing & Exploited Children
SC State Office of Victims
County Sheriff's Foundation
Richland County's Wanted
Online Incident Reporting
Incident Report Request
Community Satisfaction Survey
Sex Offender Registry