Being the victim of a crime is something that most citizens never experience. However, when a crime occurs it’s difficult to know happens next after the police become involved. Most of the time, police will conduct their investigation, submit the report, and that will be the last time a citizen hears from law enforcement until the court process begins.
We want to smooth out the entire process in order to assist victims in understanding what happens once the police conclude their role in making a case. Part of our mission is to prioritize victims’ rights and engage them during the complicated process of prosecution. To do that, we emphasize reaching out to victims through our Victim Advocates in addition to each attorney assigned a case as soon as we get the report and before a charging decision is made.
Here, you will find useful information on how this process begins, the role of the people you will interact with, restitution, and the Crime Victims Compensation Fund. We also have a detailed Victim Rights and Responsibilities Booklet to answer many commonly asked questions about the criminal justice system.
If there are any questions you have that are not answered here, feel free to call us and speak to one of our Victim Advocates. We are happy to help in any way we can.