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Friday, November 27, 2015

Phone: 757-890-3401   TDD: 757-890-3300
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Victim Witness Assistance Program


If you are a victim of, or witness to, a crime we are here to help you.  Virginia law gives crime victims and witnesses many rights. We can help you understand your rights and know where to go for services.  We can:

  • Explain what to expect in court
  • Keep you updated about your court case
  • Go with you to court hearings
  • Tell you about protection available to you
  • Refer you for help with:
    • Medical bills and other out-of-pocket losses
    • Counseling
    • Support Groups
    • Food and Shelter
    • Medical/dental care 

You can now access our Crime Victim and Witness Rights and Family Violence Crisis Cards on our webpage! This document contains an abundance of useful information for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including a complete list of your rights as a victim, what type of assistance you are entitled to by law; information about protective orders; a list of important phone numbers to have on hand; and a list of questions to help you identify whether you are in an abusive relationship and how to seek help. Once printed, the document can be cut and folded into a small size, making it easy to store in a purse or wallet.
You can access the document here: Crisis_Brochure_English.pdf

This document is also available in Spanish in a brochure format that can be accessed here: Crisis_Brochure_Spanish2015.pdf

Please share this information with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers you feel it may benefit.