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Victim Witness Assistance

The Victim-Witness Program of the United States Attorney’s Office addresses the needs of crime victims and witnesses during the prosecution stage of the federal criminal justice process. The goal of the Victim-Witness Program is to ensure that crime victims are afforded their rights and that services are provided as entitled by law. This office is committed to treating victims and witnesses with fairness, respect and dignity. “Services and Assistance”

Victims’ Rights (English) (Espanol)                                                                                           
List of enumerated rights for victims established by Congress

Witness Information|
Information & Instructions for witnesses in federal criminal proceedings

Victim Notification System (VNS)                                                                                              
Brochure & Victim Impact Statements                                                                           

Restitution:
Learn more about the awarding and collection of restitution.

Complaints (English) (Espanol)
If you believe a Department of Justice employee failed to provide crime victim rights

Additional Resources:

Petition for Remission
National and Local Resources
Dealing with A Traumatic Event
Victims of Violent Crime

Case Updates
In general, the Government attempts to identify each victim in a given case, and to provide those victims with the information relevant to the case through the Department of Justice’s Victim Notification System. In cases where, due to the number of victims involved, or for other reasons, such notification is impracticable, the Government may use other methods to communicate with victims, including posting relevant information online. Click on the links below for more detailed information about specific cases:

Multi-Victim Cases
U.S. vs. Bart Posey, et al.
U.S. vs. Ricky Lee Coleman
U.S. vs. Richard Olive
U.S. vs. Alton Minton
U.S. vs. Brian Whitfield, et al.
U.S. vs. Sheila Kennedy, et al.
U.S. vs. Timothy Thomas, et al.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

John Hernandez
Victim Witness Coordinator
District Office Security Manager
United States Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee
110 9th Avenue South, A-961
Nashville, TN 37203
Office: (615) 401-6669
Email: john.hernandez@usdoj.gov

Updated August 28, 2015