Victim Assistance

Services provided include:

  • General information about the criminal justice system
  • Court appearances, notification services, including cancellations of appearances
  • Information services relative to the availability of victim's compensation, restitution and collection of witness fees
  • Escort or other transportation services related to the investigation for prosecution of the case, if necessary
  • Employer intercession if needed for court appearances
  • Expedited return of property
  • Family support services
  • Referrals to public or private helping agencies
  • Orientation of court room
  • Information concerning sentencing, release from prison, and parole proceedings
  • Assistance to prosecutors during trial by providing witness support and preparation as needed

For information on incarcerated individuals status, you can register at or call 1-866-ND1-VINE