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The goal of the victim witness assistance program in the United States Attorney's Office is to ensure that victims of federal crime are treated with fairness and respect, and receive the services to which they are entitled. A variety of notification and assistance services are available.

Notification Services

When a case reaches the prosecution stage in the criminal justice system, notification will be provided to the victims, and to witnesses, by request. Notification includes the filing of charges against the suspected offender, the custody status of the offender, the scheduling of court hearings, the terms of any negotiated plea or verdict after the trial, the opportunity to provide a victim impact statement, the date of sentencing, the sentencing judgment, and post sentencing notifications. The most common method of notification is by letter.

Other Assistance

For those needing additional assistance as a result of the crime, referrals can be made to agencies that provide direct services and there is assistance with the court process, court waiting areas, translator services, and employer contact. Additional services are available for child victims and witnesses and for victims of domestic violence.

Victim Witness assistance Resource

For more information contact:

Amanda Warford
Victim Witness Coordinator
Phone: (501)340-2648
Fax: (501)324-5134
E-Mail: Mandy Warford

Cherith Beck
Victim Witness Advocate
Phone: (501)340-2650
Fax: (501)324-5158
E-Mail: Cherith Beck

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