Crime Victim Witness

The Crime Victim Witness Division provides advocacy, notification, restitution, and referral services to adult and child witnesses and victims of crime in Franklin County. The Crime Victim Witness Coordinator provides information about hearing dates and the disposition of cases. This division subpoenas and coordinates scheduling victims and witnesses for hearings and trials. The Crime Victim Witness Coordinator explains the criminal justice system, and the Crime Victim Compensation Program and informs victims and witnesses of their rights. Duties also include basic crisis intervention, attendance in court or interviews, as needed, assistance in obtaining protection orders, and maintaining a positive working relationship with other local social service agencies.

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