The Victim Witness Program was created to inform and educate all crime victims of their rights, therefore giving them the opportunity to take an active role in decisions related to how their case is handled. This enables victims to receive justice and begin the healing process to restore their lives, as much as possible, to the pre-crime emotional status and also their economical status through restitution and compensation programs.
Victims of crime have the right to receive basic information concerning the services that are available to them through the program. Some of these services offered are:
- The victim receiving notification of certain significant actions and court proceedings within the criminal and juvenile justice systems pertaining to their case
- Accompaniment to criminal and juvenile proceedings
- Opportunity to offer prior comment on the droppings of charges and sentencing of a defendant, or the disposition of a juvenile offender
- Assistance in completing compensation forms