Helping Victims

The District Attorney's office is committed to providing help and services to victims of crime who find themselves overwhelmed by their circumstances and the criminal justice system.

Victim advocates are equipped to offer emotional support, financial links and important information about how the system works. The intent of the Victim Assistance Program is to reduce the trauma and insensitivity that victims suffer following a crime. Advocates can help victims navigate through the legal system, directing them to agencies and organizations that offer assistance and emergency services.

We can answer questions unique to crime victims such as:

What rights do I have in court?

Where do I go to get help as a victim of a crime?

Why do I have to testify?

You may also contact the Victim Witness Assistance Program in our office.  To get a map and directions, click on the Victim-Witness Program page.