Victim Advocate Teams
The Prosecuting Attorney's Office employs two teams of specialized victim advocates.
DV/SVT advocates provide services to victims of any crime involving domestic violence or sexual assault.
Advocates with the Crime Victim Advocacy Network focus on those hurt or harmed by the following crimes.
- Vehicular Assault
- Vehicular Homicide
- DWI/DUI Injuries
- Hit and Run Injuries
- Hate Crimes
- Vulnerable Adult Abuse
- Identity Theft
- Criminal Harassment
- Property Crimes
Victim Advocate Services
All advocates provide the following services for those hurt or harmed by crime.
- Assistance completing Victim Impact Statements and Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) applications and appeals if a victim CVC claim is denied.
- Act as a liaison between the victim and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
- Accompaniment at victim interviews, sentencing hearings, and trials
- Assist victims with return of property
- Trial preparation
- Safety planning
- Notify victims of hearing dates and changes to those dates
- Explain the court process
- Familiarize victims and witnesses with courtrooms prior to trials and hearings
- Provide a safe location for victims and witnesses to wait prior to testifying or attending hearings
- Provide information about available protection from threats or harm
- Assist victims with completing restitution paperwork upon request Inform victims of their rights
- Refer victims to necessary resources
- Notify victims of the final outcome of felony cases
- Contact employers to explain or verify a victim or witness' involvement in a case at the victim's request
If you are a victim of crime, you can contact our office at 360-786-5540 to access services.
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