General Victim's Service

HERE IS A SAMPLE OF WHAT THE VICTIM WITNESS PROGRAM MAY PROVIDE TO A VICTIM OF CRIME IN THE CITY OF WINCHESTER

  • AFTER RECEIVING A COPY OF THE POLICE REPORT WITH VICTIMS NAMES, WE WILL SEND AN INITIAL LETTER TO THEM INFORMING THEM OF THEIR RIGHTS AND SERVICES WE WILL PROVIDE TO THEM

  • CHECKS IF THERE IS ANY RESTITUTION DUE THE VICTIM EITHER IN THE FORM OF MEDICAL BILLS, STOLEN OR DESTROYED PROPERTY

  • PREPARE A RESTITUTION STATEMENT FOR THE COURT SO THAT THE JUDGE MAY ORDER REPAYMENT TO THE VICTIM

  • WILL EXPLAIN TO THE VICTIM THE JUDICIAL PROCESS AND THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO THEM

  • NOTIFY THE VICTIM OF UPCOMING COURT DATES AND WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THEM

  • WILL HELP THE VICTIM FILE A CLAIM WITH  VIRGINIA VICITM’S  FUND TO HAVE VICTIMS’ MEDICAL EXPENSES, LOSS OF WAGES,  ETC. CONSIDERED FOR PAYMENT

  • GIVE COURTROOM TOURS TO VICTIMS AND WITNESSES

  • PROVIDE DIRECT REFERRALS TO OTHER AGENCIES, I.E. POLICE DEPARTMENT, SOCIAL SERVICES, LAUREL CENTER, ETC…

  • HELP VICTIM PREAPARE A VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT TO BE USED BY THE JUDGE WHEN SENTENCING IN FELONY CASES

  • MAY ESCORT VICTIM TO TRIAL AND GIVE COURTROOM SUPPORT

  • NOTIFY THE VICTIMS & WITNESSES OF COURT PROCEEDINGS INCLUDING CONTINUANCES, TRIALS, AND SENTENCING

  • NOTIFY VICTIM OF OUTCOME OF CASE AND IF RESTITUTION WAS ORDERED

  • REGISTER A VICTIM WITH “VINE” – PRISONER RELEASE NOTIFICATION PROGRAM

     

    THERE ARE MANY OTHER SERVICES THAT ARE PROVIDED AS REQUIRED BY THE “VICTIMS’ BILL OF RIGHTS”. IF YOU NEED ANY ASSISTANCE AS A VICTIM OR WITNESS OF A CRIME IN THE CITY OF WINCHESTER, PLEASE CALL US AT(540)-722-7940

Please click on above picture for a sample of Virginia's Victim Impact Statement

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