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  • Victim and Trial Support Services


    Victim and Witness specialists attend court appearances with victims in order to provide critical support during court hearings. They work directly with the prosecuting attorneys to prepare cases for trial. They make initial contact with violent-crime victims to determine whether the victim has any special needs. Specialists also arrange witness interviews, make travel and lodging arrangements, place witnesses "on-call," educate witnesses about how the criminal justice system works, coordinate witness court appearances and notify all interested parties about the final trial verdict. Victim and Witness specialists are crucial to ensuring a victim knows the status of his or her case.

    Last Updated: 5-5-2017