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Victim Witness Program

The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas 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 throughout the prosecution of a criminal matter.  The Victim Witness Program strives to fulfill this obligation by providing victims with notification of case events, directing them to necessary services, and ensuring that they understand the criminal justice process.

Below you will find information regarding your rights as a victim, information for victims involved in large-scale cases, and victim resources.


Victims' Rights

The Crime Victims Rights Act established by Congress affords victims 10 specific rights


Crime specific programs that assist crime victims

Information for Victims in Large Cases

Provides status updates for multi-victim cases

Witness Information

Information for witnesses in federal criminal proceedings

DOJ National Database

National site for victims of large cases

Victim Notification System (VNS)

Link to VNS Login


Victim Witness Program Contact Information

The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas employs four (4) Victim Assistance Specialists who are responsible for coordinating the notification process for victims who are involved in cases prosecuted by this office. These individuals are located in San Antonio, Austin, and El Paso.

San Antonio & Del Rio  -  210-384-7100
Danielle Deisch
Susan Perez

Austin & Waco  -  512-916-5858
Kathi West

El Paso, Midland, Pecos & Alpine   -  915-534-6884
Gloria Gonzalez

Updated December 14, 2022