For many victims, the frightening experience of a crime is followed by involvement with the legal system, which can be confusing and stressful. The professionals assigned to the Victim Witness Assistance Unit make every effort to assist crime victims in recovering for the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime.
The Unit is here to provide information about how the court system works and what is happening with your case. Ask us about resources and referrals to help with any additional needs.
*Please keep us updated with your current phone numbers and addresses so we are able to keep you informed about your case
Some services provided to you are listed below:
- Crime Victim Compensation Program
- Restitution and Victim Impact Statement assistance
- Information on the status of your case
- Court accompaniment
- On-Call System. This allows you to stay by a phone rather than wait long periods at the courthouse to testify in jury trials
- Call-Off System. We attempt to call you as soon as we know an event in your case has been continued or called off
- Witness Fee Information
- Employer Intervention
- Referral to other services which may be of help to you,
- Transportation and lodging, as necessary, when subpoenaed to testify
- Interpretation and special needs services
Financial Impact of the Crime
The Victim Witness Unit is available to assist you in the completion of a Victim Impact Statement, a request for financial assistance through Restitution, or with a Crime Victim Compensation application.
Subpoenaed for a case?
If you are a victim or witness who has been subpoenaed to attend court, we will keep you apprised of any changes to the court date you are subpoenaed for. Please contact our office with any new phone numbers or addresses to best reach you in the event of a change of date or time in your case.
If you have transportation needs relating to a case you’re subpoenaed for, please contact our office for assistance.