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The goal of the Federal Victim-Witness Assistance Program is to ensure that victims of federal crime are treated with fairness and respect. This program carries out the mandates of the Federal Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982, the Crime Control Act of 1990, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, the Victim Rights Clarification Act of 1997, and the Justice for All Act of 2004.These victim-witness assistance protection laws apply to all victims and witnesses of federal crime who have suffered physical, financial, or emotional trauma. A variety of notification and assistance services are provided to victims and witnesses of federal crime by Assistant United States Attorneys, Victim-Witness Coordinators, and other U.S. Attorney's Office staff, with the assistance of federal and tribal law enforcement agencies.

 If you have any questions or problems related to a case, please click on the "Contact Victim Witness Services Staff" link below or contact the Assistant United States Attorney assigned to the case.

Contact Victim Witness Services Staff

Updated February 21, 2023

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