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The Victim Services Advocacy Program in the City of Wichita Prosecutor's Office provides crime victims with support and information regarding the legal process. Victim advocates assist victims of domestic violence, theft, financial crimes, battery, DUI and other cases through the Municipal Court process, as well as appeals of cases. These advocates are COURT ADVOCATES, not community advocates. For a list of community advocates, please visit the crime page below that pertains to you.

Our number one goal is to provide quality assistance to victims so they are included in the court process, their voice is heard in court, and they are connected with any community resource if needed. We do this by:

  • Providing immediate and sustained contact with victims to assist them with their participation in court proceedings,
  • Providing a network of advocacy services, including referrals to financial, legal, housing, and counseling resources,
  • Educating victims about the cycle of violence and engaging in safety planning implementation; and
  • Improving community awareness of the legal process and the role of the Victim Services Advocates within the City Attorney's Office.

​VOCA Grant Crime Victim Survey

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​Frequently Asked Questions

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​Hearings in Municipal Court

Feeling confused? Read the glossary of terms used in Municipal Court.

Domestic Violence Victim Advocate, Shinita Rice

455 N. Main - 2nd floor
Wichita, KS 67202
P: 316-268-4568 | Fax: 316-858-7460

Shinita was born and raised in Wichita and attended Wichita West High School, followed by Cowley County Community College, and Wichita State University. She previously worked at Sedgwick County Emergency Communications from April 2010-March 2016, then worked part time for them as well from December 2016 until August 2017. She joined the City of Wichita Prosecutor’s Office as a Secretary in March 2016. She became the Domestic Violence Victim Advocate in November 2021. She has the knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to help our victims through the entire court process.

General Criminal Victim Advocate, Carolyn (CJ) Eli

455 N. Main – 2nd floor
Wichita, KS 67202
P: 316-268-4247 | Fax: 316-858-7460

CJ spent 22 years in the U.S. Army. After her retirement, she attended Butler Community College where she received her AAS in Business Administrative Technologies. CJ began working for the City of Wichita as a Secretary in the Prosecutor’s Office in 2016. In 2021, she was selected to be the General Criminal Victim Advocate.

​Limited English Proficiency Policy

The City of Wichita Law Department is committed to providing equal opportunity in all programs and services to ensure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Download the Limited English Proficiency Policy