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Victim Services Provided By Our Office

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The staff of the Victim-Witness Program will work to become aware of your needs, feelings and concerns, and to answer questions you may have about participating in the case. Services commonly provided include:

  • Support services, logistics

  • Referrals to appropriate community agencies and programs, including information on how to apply for Crime Victims Compensation in violent crime cases

  • Security/Protection information and referrals

  • Assistance with employers and creditors

  • Information about the federal criminal justice system and your rights and roles as you participate

  • Notification about dates, times, places, and outcomes of court proceedings

  • Information about how you can submit a victim impact statement, or, where permissible, speak at court proceedings

  • Information regarding the process for an order of restitution

  • Accompanying victims to court for trials and sentencing hearings, upon request and when staff is available

  • Assisting victims in obtaining release of their property after a case has been completed

Updated February 10, 2015