The Office of the State Attorney has trained Victim Witness Specialists who are dedicated to making sure that victims of crime know that they are not alone, and that their voices will be heard. In the aftermath of crime, often victims are experiencing physical and mental pain along with financial loss. The criminal process can be overwhelming under those circumstances. Our office provides Victim Witness Specialists in each county to assist victims and witnesses in learning about their legal rights and protections under the law. They also help victims navigate their way through the criminal process. The Victim Witness Specialists can help victims understand what their rights are, assist with asserting their rights, attend proceedings for support, and make referrals for community services.
Please review our Victims' Rights Brochure and Domestics Violence Brochure linked below to learn more about the criminal justice system, victims' rights, and available resources.