Spanish translation: Oficina de defensa/asistencia a las víctimas y testigos de delitos
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English term or phrase:
Office of victim witness advocacy
Oficina de defensa/asistencia a las víctimas y testigos de delitos
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English term or phrase:Office of victim witness advocacy
The Prosecutor's Office of Victim Witness Advocacy strives to ensure that the greatest number of victims receive the highest quality of services. Our mission is to abide by the Creed of the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office of Victim/Witness Advocacy while continuing to identify areas where services for crime victims can be enhanced. The purpose of the unit is to provide comprehensive services to meet the needs of crime victims beginning at the point of victimization, continuing throughout their involvement in the criminal justice system and beyond.
The Prosecutor’s Office of Victim Witness Advocacy staff consists of a Victim Witness Coordinator, three Victim Witness Counselors, a Victim Witness Assistant and a Word Processor Operator. The support staff positions are funded by the Victims of Crime Act Grant and Victim Witness Advocacy Fund. This year, with funds made available from the New Jersey STOP Violence Against Women Grant, this office was able to hire a Domestic Violence Victim Witness Counselor to alleviate the growing demands placed on the existing staff at both the adult and juvenile levels by domestic violence cases. The office continues to expand services to include crime victims and witnesses involved in juvenile offenses. In order to accomplish this level of service on the Juvenile Court level, one of the Victim Witness Counselors is assigned exclusively to supervise the program on the juvenile level.
The Office of Victim Witness Advocacy is responsible for the delivery of a wide-range of services pursuant to the Attorney General’s Standards to Ensure the Rights of Crime Victims. It is the responsibility of the Office of Victim Witnesses Advocacy to keep all victims and witnesses advised of the current status of their cases. The Notification System is the component by which our program provides crime victims and witnesses this information. This system consists of a series of letters that are mailed at each significant phase of the criminal prosecution.