Victim Witness Advocate

The VWA is your primary contact following the forensic interview. (S)he will provide you with:

They provide:
  • Referrals for specialized medical exams
  • Referrals for mental health evaluations
  • Information about victim rights
  • Address safety concerns
  • Provide appropriate support and resource information
  • Assist families obtain restraining orders, apply for the Attorney General's Victim Compensation Fund, and apply for public assistance program

If the case proceeds to court, the VWA will explain the court process, provide updates on court proceedings, accompany the family to court if necessary, and assist with trial preparation meetings.