If You Are a Victim of the Boston Marathon Bomb Attacks
In order to receive information about victims’ rights and services as well as case notifications, it is extremely important that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has your correct contact information. If you have not already provided your contact information to the FBI, please contact the FBI Victim Assistance Call Center at 1-800-331-0075.
Victims’ Rights and Services
The U.S. Attorney’s Victim Assistance Staff will provide information and assistance to victims throughout the prosecution process. This assistance includes information about victims’ rights, the status of the case, referrals to community-based services, and court accompaniment. If victims have questions or need assistance, please contact the Victim Assistance staff via email at USAMA.email@example.com. If you wish to speak to someone directly, please contact the FBI Victim Assistance Call Center at 1-800-331-0075.
Victim Notification of Court Proceedings
The U.S Attorney’s Office will use the Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS), in addition to other means, to ensure victims are informed. This automated system provides victims with information by letter or email about scheduled court dates and the outcome of significant court events. In addition, victims may access case status information by calling the VNS Call Center at 1-866-365-4968 (1-866-DOJ-4YOU) or by accessing the VNS website site: www.notify.usdoj.gov. Access to VNS is limited to victims of the federal crime who have received VNS ID and PIN numbers from the U.S. Attorney's Office. It is important to have current contact information for victims, particularly emails and phone numbers, in order to provide timely notification.
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