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Victim/Witness Services

by r0stew03 last modified Nov 01, 2007 04:55 PM

  • Provide information and procedures on filing criminal complaint and assist victim to the Warrant Desk.
  • Identify victim's needs and refer them as quickly as possible to appropriate agencies for help.
  • Provide explanation of court and legal procedures.
  • Provide information regarding victim's rights, crime victim's compensation and restitution.
  • Provide assistance in preparing for court appearances.
  • Escort the victim to court and direct them to the prosecutor handling the case, and monitor the case for final disposition.
  • Provide on-going information pertaining to case status.
  • Provide assistance in obtaining protection from intimidation or harassment.
  • Provide verification provided to employers or instructors of time missed from class or work due to the crime or participation in the legal system.
  • Provide assistance in preparing a Victim's Impact Statement prior to sentencing.
  • Follow-up of court-ordered restitution.
  • Assist victim in the completion of victim's compensation claim forms.
  • Provide information on personal safety and minimizing the risks of being further victimized.
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