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Victim Witness Section

The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to seeing that the rights of victims are protected. The office’s Victim-Witness staff is available to help all victims of crime and to ensure that the questions and concerns of victims and witnesses are promptly addressed.

Please click here to locate case-specific information.

What if I move?  How will I get my money?  If you are owed restitution and you move, it is your responsibility to notify the Court.  Please complete a Change of Address form (PDF) and mail it to the address shown on the form.  Otherwise, you may experience difficulty in obtaining any recovery.

Federal Crime Victims’ Rights

A federal crime victim has the following rights under Title 18 USC Section 3771:

  1. The right to be reasonably protected from the accused.
  2. The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any public court proceeding, or any parole proceeding, involving the crime or of any release or escape of the accused.
  3. The right not to be excluded from any such public court proceedings, unless the court, after receiving clear and convincing evidence, determines that testimony by the victim would be materially altered if the victim heard other testimony at that proceeding.
  4. The right to be reasonably heard at any public proceeding in the district court involving release, plea, sentencing, or any parole proceeding.
  5. The reasonable right to confer with the attorney for the Government in the case.
  6. The right to full and timely restitution as provided in law.
  7. The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay.
  8. The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for the victim’s dignity and privacy.
  9. The right to be informed in a timely manner of any plea bargain or deferred prosecution agreement.
  10. The right to be informed of the rights under this section and the services described in section 503 (c) of the Victims' Rights and Restitution Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 10607(c)) and provided contact information for the Office of the Victims' Rights Ombudsman of the Department of Justice.

We will make our best efforts to ensure victims are provided the rights described. Victims may seek the advice of an attorney with respect to these rights.

If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can report it without leaving your home though a number of platforms. Go to for more information.


Victim Witness Information Resource Links

Updated August 17, 2023