The faces of crime victims are those of our family, friends, neighbors, and community members. Being a victim of crime and navigating the criminal justice system can be a frightening and confusing experience. Since the passage of the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, and through the dedicated work of advocates, lawmakers, and victim service providers, there is a growing array of services and resources available to victims and their loved ones. Progress in improving the treatment of crime victims has been made through the efforts of thousands of victims and survivors who have turned their own experience into a force for positive change, ensuring that other can receive justice, meaningful assistance, and compassionate treatment before the law. This National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, show victims they are not alone.
Watonwan County Victim Witness Program