Victim Assistance

The Victim Assistance Program (VAP) is a unit in the District Attorneys’ office that specializes in helping crime victims in Grant County.

Primary Function

The primary function of this program is to help victims through the criminal justice system process and other issues associated with the aftermath of crime. We provide a context of support that promotes victims establishing stabilization after the crime and through any potential criminal justice system process.

Primary Concern

A primary concern of the District Attorney’s office and Victim Assistance is to ensure victims are treated with dignity, respect and compassion.

Mission

Our mission is to involve crime victims and the community in a restorative process that diminishes the devastating impact of crime.

Services

Primary services provided include: 

  • Support and information to help victims navigate the criminal justice system 
  • Crisis intervention 
  • Advocating for, and informing victims of their rights 
  • On-going hearing notification upon request 
  • Courtroom accompaniment, if requested 
  • Referrals to community resources 
  • Restitution information collection 
  • Assistance with crime victims compensation 
  • Liaison with Deputy District Attorney, law enforcement and community services 

Additional Services

Additionally, Victim Assistance provides: 

  • Community education/public awareness 
  • Facilitating the quarterly Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) victim impact panel
  • Volunteer opportunities