Victim / Witness
Victim/Witness provides assistance to victims and witnesses in both the adult and juvenile court systems.
Advocates provide crime victims with information about their legal rights and the criminal justice process - including ongoing information about the status of a case and the next court dates and times. Advocates also provide referrals to appropriate service and support resources in the community.
The criminal justice system can be confusing and overwhelming to those who are not familiar with it. The Frequently Asked Questions may be helpful to someone who becomes a victim or witness of a crime in Washington County, or to those who are just curious about how it all works.
Witnesses who are not victims can also contact advocates with questions. The Guide for Testifying may be helpful should you be called to testify in court.
Crime victims have notification rights.
Crime victims have rights to protection.
Crime victims have limited rights to participate in the prosecution.
Crime victims may apply for financial assistance.
Disclaimer: This organization does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, public assistance status, marital status, age, gender, sex, political beliefs or disability. If you believe you have been the subject of a civil rights violation, please contact Minnesota Department of Human Rights or the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs.
Victim Witness Services Survey
This survey contains questions about the services you may have received from the Washington County Attorney's Office Victim Witness coordinators. Your feedback is valuable. Your answers will remain confidential and only be used to improve our services to crime victims and witnesses.