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Victim-Witness Assistances

The Victim Witness Program offers a variety of services to eligible victims, which may include:

  • Crisis intervention and support services.
  • Information about the status of a criminal case through the use of the Victim Notification System (VNS).
  • Accompanying victims to court for trials and sentencings, upon request.
  • Referrals to appropriate community agencies and programs.
  • Information about victims’ rights and the victim’s role in the criminal case.
  • Assisting in preparing victims for testifying in court proceedings.
  • Information about victim impact statements, the restitution process, and the right to allocution at sentencing where permitted.
  • Assist victims in obtaining release of their property after a case has been completed.
  • Explaining court and case related information to employers of victims or witnesses.
Updated October 14, 2015