Victim Services


Wilmington Police Victim Services offers help to victims, survivors or witnesses of violent crimes. They provide:

  • supportive counseling at a time of emotional distress;
  • help with the criminal justice system;
  • victim compensation applications;
  • domestic violence information; and
  • referrals to social services and community resources.

Victim's Compensation Assistance Program

The Victim's Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP) covers medical bills, lost wages or funeral costs for certain crimes. There is an application process. Contact Victim Services for more information or assistance with the application process.

VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)

Most suspects have the right to be released on bail, maybe right away. You can register with VINE to be told when the suspect gets out of prison.

Register by phone or online:

  1. By phone:
    Call 1-877-338-8463 on a touch-tone phone and follow the instructions. Make up 4-digit PIN to use.
  2. Online:
  3. Visit and register online for notification.

Contact Victim Services

Stephanie Hamilton
Victim Services Coordinator
(302) 576-3622

Para ayuda en espanol:

Trabajadora bilingüe para Víctimas de Crímenes
Carolyn Becker
(302) 576-3665

Additional Resources

Victims' Bill of Rights

Domestic Violence Hotline
24 Hours
Phone: (302) 762-6110
  State Police Victim Services
24 Hours
Phone: 1-800-848-8461
Contact Lifeline
24 Hours
Phone: 1-800-262-9800
  Child Protective Hotline
24 Hours
Phone: 1-800-292-9582
Rape Crisis Hotline
24 Hours
Phone: 1-800-262-9800
  Delaware Helpline
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 1-800-464-4357