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VICTIM WITNESS

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

NEW! The York County Violence Against Women Task Force Presents a free training opportunity!

WHAT: "Policing in the Hispanic Community and Cultural Awareness"

WHEN: Friday, September 25, 2105, 9-11:30am

WHERE: Tabb Library, 100 Long Green Blvd. Yorktown, VA  23693

TRAINER: Sgt. Xavier O. Falero, Newport News Police Department

COST: FREE

Partial In-service Credits  (PICs) are available for Law Enforcement - 2 hours for Cultural Awareness

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:   Law enforcement, victim advocates, probation officers, social services personnel, prosecutors, judges, mental health professionals, etc. This training will increase your understanding of the Hispanic Culture and help you work more effectively with and for individuals in this community.

TO REGISTER: email Joan Lucera at joan.lucera@yorkcounty.gov; or Amy Jacobson at  Amy.Jacobson@jamescitycountyva.gov  By September 21, 2015

 



 

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.

CONTACT

300 Ballard Street
P O Box 40
Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone: 757-890-3401
TDD: 757-890-3300
FAX: 757-890-3419
Office Hours:     
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F
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