Being a victim or witness to a crime can be a very stressful event. The Office of the District Attorney have dedicated staff professionals that work with victims and witnesses to help navigate the criminal justice system.
The mission of the Victim/Witness Coordinators is two-fold: 1) as a guide to the often, complicated, processes involved in the court system, and 2) as an advocate for victims and survivors of violent crime.
The 24th District’s Victim-Witness Coordinators are professionally trained to help ease the trauma of crime victims and work closely with various crisis/protective programs. They fight to ensure all victims are treated with dignity and respect.
To preserve and protect the rights of victims of crime to justice and due process, victims shall be entitled to the following basic rights:
The General Assembly has the authority to enact substantive and procedural laws to define, implement, preserve, and protect the rights guaranteed to victims by this section.
Each day more than 700,000 social workers nationwide make life better for others. They empower people, giving them the skills and encouragement, they need to overcome life’s challenges. They also link clients to resources they may need to live more fulfilled lives.
Social workers are everywhere. They work in schools, helping children get the services they need to get the best possible education. They are in mental health centers and private practices, helping people overcome mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety and substance use disorders.
They protect children from neglect and abuse and help form new families through adoption. Social workers are in hospitals, helping patients get the best possible care not only while in treatment but when they return to their families and communities. And they help those cope with the loss of loved ones.
Social workers also play a vital role in community organizations and local, state and federal governments, helping create programs and policies that help make our society a better and more equitable place for all.
Join the District Attorney in saying THANK YOU to the Social Workers of the 24th Judicial District!