Victim/Witness Assistance Program

The Victim/Witness Assistance Program in the Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney helps ensure the comprehensive representation of crime victims and witnesses in criminal cases. Advocates are assigned to the cases the Office prosecutes and serve as liaisons between the prosecutors, victims, and witnesses as developments occur in cases. Advocates also assist crime victims with compensation forms and referrals to community services and promote awareness of victims' rights in the community. The program is funded by a grant administered by Virginia’s Department of Criminal Justice Services.