Victim Witness Assistance
The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania 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.
List of enumerated rights for victims established by Congress.
Discover national programs that assist crime victims.
Provides case status updates for cases.
Learn more about the awarding and collection of restitution.
Receives and investigates complaints filed by crime victims against DOJ employees.
Information for witnesses in federal criminal proceedings.
Find answers to the questions we are asked most often from victims and witnesses.
Provides information about the criminal justice process and the federal court system.
Contact the Victim Witness Coordinator for our district.