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Victim Witness Assistance Program

Information for Victims and Witnesses of Federal Crimes

The Victim Witness Assistance Program in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is designed to fulfill the statutory mandate of the 2004 Crime Victims’ Rights Act. The Victim Witness Staff are dedicated to ensuring that the rights of victims are protected and that they receive the highest quality assistance as their case proceeds through the criminal justice system.

The Victim Witness Assistance Program provides federal crime victims and witnesses with information, services, and support during a federal prosecution to help them cope with problems encountered as a result of the crime, better understand how the federal criminal justice system works, and be informed about case status. Our entire office is committed to ensuring that victims and witnesses of crime are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect throughout their contact with the federal criminal justice system.

This website is designed to provide information on victims’ rights and services, how the federal criminal justice system works, the role of the Victim Witness Assistance Program, community and national resources, and many other topics related to being a victim or witness of a federal crime.

We hope that this information will provide answers to many of your questions, and give you sufficient information to understand your rights and responsibilities.


IMPORTANT WITNESS INFORMATION:

If you have been subpoenaed as a witness, dates and times on witness subpoenas are subject to change. If you have been subpoenaed to testify, please check with the contact person listed on your subpoena before traveling.

 

Information on Victim Witness Program

Information and Assistance for Federal Crime Victims and Witnesses

Información y Asistencia a Víctimas y Testigos de Delitos Federales Viewing Notice: Portable Document Format ('.PDF') files may be viewed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader

Crime Victims' Rights Under the Justice for All Act (18 United States Code § 3771)

Derechos de las Víctimas Viewing Notice: Portable Document Format ('.PDF') files may be viewed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader

Victim Rights Under Title 42 United States Code § 10606(b)

Victim Notification System (VNS)

Victim / Witness & Criminal Justice System Information Viewing Notice: Portable Document Format ('.PDF') files may be viewed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader

Restitution

Georgia Crime Victim Compensation Program

Dealing With Crisis

Information for Victims and Witnesses of Bank Robbery Crimes

Violent Crime

Federal Domestic Violence Laws

Interstate Stalking

Financial Crime / Fraud Information and Resources

Unsolicited E-mail (SPAM)

Human Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labor Viewing Notice: Portable Document Format ('.PDF') files may be viewed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader

Publications, Information, and Resources which May Be Helpful for Victims of Federal Crimes:

Many publications that can assist individuals and communities with crime victims' issues are available at the Office for Victims of Crime.

Also available are these links to Information Resources (http://www.ojp.justice..gov/ovc/help/welcome.html) and an online directory of crime victim services to assist you in locating non-emergency crime victim services (http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/findvictimservices/).

  • National Center for Victims of Crime
    www.ncvc.org
    1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255)



  • National Organization for Victim Assistance
    www.trynova.org
    1-800-TRY-NOVA (1-800-879-6682)

  • National Fraud Information Center
    www.fraud.org
    1-800-876-7060

  • Federal Trade Commission Clearinghouse
    www.consumer.gov/idtheft
    Identity Theft Hotline
    1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338)

  • National Foundation for Credit Counseling
    www.nfcc.org
    1-800-388-CCCS (1-800-388-2227)

  • Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
    www.privacyrights.org
    619-298-3396

  • National Eldercare
    www.eldercare.gov
    Locator Services Hotline:
    1-800-677-1116

  • Childhelp USA
    www.childhelpusa.org
    800-422-4453 (Child Abuse Hotline)

    National Domestic Violence
    www.ndvh.org
    Hotline 800-799-SAFE

  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center
    1-877-739-3895

    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Hotline, crisis counseling, gives community referrals in the United States for Sexual Assault Victims (RAINN) 800-656-4673

  • Terrorism Victim Hotline
    1-800-331-0075

If in Crisis, call: 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK

Useful web links: Information Resources (http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/help/welcome.html) and an online directory of crime victim services to assist you in locating non-emergency crime victim services (http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/findvictimservices/).

LOCAL ASSISTANCE

• Domestic Violence Hotline in Georgia 1-800-33HAVEN (1-800-334-2836).  Provides 24 hours statewide access to free and confidential help and information for victims and their family and friends.

• Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 404-209-0280

• United Way's First Call for Help in Georgia: 2-1-1 or 404-614-1000

• Georgia State Compensation Program
http://cjcc.ga.gov/victimDetails.aspx?id=62
404-657-1956

• Dial 911 if you are in danger.

If in Crisis, call: 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK

Contact Information

Christie Smith Jones
Victim Witness Coordinator
Tel: 404.581.6102
Christie.Jones@usdoj.gov

Beth Dozier
Victim Witness Assistant
Tel: 404.581.6041
Beth.Dozier@usdoj.gov

Daniel Sykes
Victim Witness Clerk
Tel: 404.581.6179
Daniel.Sykes2@usdoj.gov

 

Crime Victims Rights Act of 2004 Complaint Form and Instructions for Victims

Toll Free: 1.888.431.1918

 

 

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