No one expects to be a victim of crime. But it happens. One American
household in three is victimized by serious crime every year. If you or
someone close to you is affected by crime, you may be shocked,
angered, or shamed. And you may feel helpless and confused. The
criminal justice system has traditionally ignored the special needs of
victims while concentrating on protecting the rights of the accused. But
the tide is changing.
The Victim Assistance Program is here to offer crime victims emotional
support during the aftermath of crime and guidance through the maze
of the criminal justice system.
Links of Interest
Georgia Victim Impact Statement (restitution form)
Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program
On-line Victim Impact Statement
If you are a victim of a violent (not property) crime, you may be eligible
for victim compensation for out-of-pocket expenses such as medical,
counseling, lost wages, and funeral costs. You must apply within one
year after the crime. There does not have to be an arrest in the case to
apply for compensation.
Call the Victim Assistance Program for details.
IF YOU ARE A WITNESS
If you receive a subpoena to appear in court, you are required by law to
attend. Remember your cooperation is very important to the
prosecution of the person accused of the crime. Unfortunately, court
hearings are often postponed for any number of reasons.
If there are special reasons you are unable to appear in court on the
date you have been subpoenaed, please call the Victim Assistance
Program immediately and we will work with the Assistant District
Attorney and court staff in trying to make arrangements to change the
date of your appearance.
Suggestions for Witnesses
LAW OFFICES OF XYZ
Your firm’s tagline goes here.
Victim / Witness Information
Office of the District Attorney
Toombs Judicial Circuit
|210 Railroad Street
PO Drawer 966
706. 595. 7175
706. 595.8616 fax
IF YOU ARE A VICTIM