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Victim Witness Assistance

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina is committed to ensuring that federal crime victims are afforded all rights to which they are entitled by law. To accomplish this goal, each office in the district has a designated individual to provide victim and witness support. Our role is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. Services provided to crime victims and witnesses by the U.S. Attorney's Office include: notice of case events; information concerning their rights; information about case proceedings and the criminal justice system in general; referrals to medical and/or social service providers; assistance with travel arrangements; and logistical information concerning transportation, parking, child care, etc.

The overall purpose of our Victim Witness Assistance Program is:

  • to enhance and protect the necessary role of crime victims and witnesses within the Federal criminal justice process;
  • to form partnerships with State and local communities to establish and provide important victim services and rights; and
  • to assure our best efforts in affording victims the following rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Section 10606(b): (Bill of) Rights of Crime Victims

Contact the Victim Witness Coordinator at (800) 504-2630

For South Carolina Crime Victims: additional information can be found with the South Carolina Department of Crime Victim Compensation (SCDCVC)

You may also request crime victim resources through the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN) (803)750-1200/ http://www.scvan.org/contact-us

Victims' Rights

List of enumerated rights for victims established by Congress

Resources

Discover national programs that assist crime victims

Information for Victims in Large Cases

Provides case status updates for cases

Restitution

Learn more about the awarding and collection of restitution

Crime Victims' Rights Ombudsman

Receives and investigates complaints filed by crime victims against DOJ employees

Witness Information

Information for witnesses in federal criminal proceedings

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the questions we are asked most often from victims and witnesses

Justice 101 Leave Website

Provides information about the criminal justice process and the federal court system

Contact Us

Contact the Victim Witness Coordinator for our district

Updated January 24, 2022

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