Services we offer & Case Process

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Office of Victim Witness Advocacy

Services we offer victims

  • Criminal justice orientation and information
  • Assistance in completing victim impact statement
  • Referrals for counseling and support services
  • Case status notification
  • Courtroom accompaniment
  • Information about transportation, parking, courthouse location
  • Child care when attending court proceedings
  • Information and assistance in filing claims with the Victims of Crime Compensation Office
  • Assistance with return of property when it is no longer needed as evidence
  • Assistance in applying for restitution
  • Employer and creditor intercession
  • A separate and secure waiting area while waiting to appear in court
  • Information and assistance regarding NJ VINE System
  • In sexual assault cases, assistance in obtaining HIV/AIDS test results of the defendant

Deciding what to do after a crime

If you are a victim of crime, you may have to cope with challenges you never expected to face. You may be overwhelmed by fear or anger. And you may not know what to do next or where to turn for help. Victim advocates can help you figure out what steps to take and what choices you may need to make. Advocates can offer advice and give you information concerning the criminal justice process, your rights and on victim services in your community. This website provides options you may want to explore, either on your own or with the help of a victim advocate.

Criminal Case Process

 

Juvenile Delinquency Case Process

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