Victim Witness

Being a victim of crime can be hard.  Everyone copes with being a victim in their own way and the justice system can be confusing.  You do not have to go through it alone.  The Jefferson County Victim Service Program is here to make sure that you receive all the rights and services that you as a crime victim have been afforded under the Bill of Rights.

 

 

SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE JEFFERSON COUNTY VICTIM SERVICE PROGRAM:

 

  • Go to court with you and give you support.
  • Answer your questions.
  • Help you file for Victims Compensation for medical bills, loss of earnings, counseling and more.
  • Help you to write down how the crime has hurt you or help you to plan what you want to say at court.
  • Make sure you have a safe place to wait in the courthouse.
  • Tell you how the justice system works.
  • Give you information about your case and let you know when things related to the case are scheduled.
  • Help you to get your property back.
  • Help you to tell the court about money you lost because of the crime.
  • Help you to get to court and with childcare.
  • Talk to your employer or people who are sending you bills.
  • To help you register to be told if the offender gets out of jail.
  • Help you if you are threatened.
  • Tell you about other agencies that can help you.
  • Take you for a tour of the court.