The Victim Assistance Program (VAP) is a unit in the District Attorneys’ office that specializes in helping crime victims in Grant County.
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.
A primary concern of the District Attorney’s office and Victim Assistance is to ensure victims are treated with dignity, respect and compassion.
Our mission is to involve crime victims and the community in a restorative process that diminishes the devastating impact of crime.
Primary services provided include:
Support and information to help victims navigate the criminal justice system
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
Additionally, Victim Assistance provides:
Community education/public awareness
Facilitating the quarterly Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) victim impact panel