The Crime Victim / Witness Coordinators in the County Attorney’s Office are responsible for informing and assisting victims and witnesses throughout the court process. They notify crime victims and witnesses of court hearings, answer their questions regarding the court process, and assist in the gathering of restitution and other important information for the court’s review.
The roles of victims and witnesses begin when a crime occurs. Once the crime is reported, law enforcement initiates an investigation. Victims and witnesses may be called upon to assist in the investigation, and in the event charges are filed, to testify in court.
By bringing the offender to justice:
The offender is held accountable for his or her actions
Others are discouraged from committing crimes
The offender is rehabilitated, if possible; and public safety is insured