Forrest County Sheriff’s Dept. introduces Victim Services Department

FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Forrest County Sheriff’s Department is excited to announce a new department offering victim services. Derica Killingsworth is the victim advocate who offers resources and support to victims of crimes.

“When you come into victim services, you aren’t coming in here because you just want to say hello or just to check in. You’re coming here because you’ve had something happen to you,” Killingsworth said.

Something like aggravated assault, sexual battery and even child abuse or neglect. Killingsworth said she works with victims of crimes because she is passionate about helping people. She previously served as a victim’s advocate for the Hattiesburg Police Department and said it can be a difficult job.