Victim Witness Assistance Services

Victim Witness AssistanceUpholding the rights of victims is a top priority for the Prosecutor's Office. Victims and witnesses of crimes committed in Pierce County can contact the Victim Witness Assistance Services Unit for help. Specially trained advocates provide the following services to thousands of victims and witnesses every year:
• Accompany victims and witnesses to court hearings and/or interviews;
• Assistance in applying for Crime Victims Compensation;
• Assistance in completing a Victim Impact Statement;
• Referrals to local social service agencies and programs;
• Requests for restitution for financial loss incurred as a result of the crime;
• Written notification of charges, scheduled court dates and victims' rights.


Direct Services for Victims of Crime

Crystal Judson Family Justice Center 253-798-4310
Children's Advocacy Center of Pierce County 253-403-1478
Adult Protective Services 877-734-6277, TTY 800-977-5456
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center  866-USWOMEN
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline  800-4-A-CHILD
DOD Safe Helpline  877-995-5247
Mothers Against Drunk Driving  877-MADD-HELP
National Domestic Violence Hotline  800-799-SAFE, TTY 800-787-3224
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline  866-331-9474, TTY 866-331-8453
Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.  888-818-POMC
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network  800-656-HOPE
VINElink (provides information regarding custody status changes and criminal case information)

Information and Referrals for Victims of Crime

Battered Women's Justice Project 800-903-0111
Bureau of Indian Affairs Child Abuse Hotline 800-633-5155
Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Hotline 877-ID-THEFT, TTY 866-653-4261
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 800-843-5678
National Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888
National Organization for Victim Assistance 800-TRY-NOVA
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence 800-799-7233, TTY 800-787-3224
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Helpline 877-SAMHSA-7, TTY 800-487-4889

Training, Technical Assistance, and Other Services for Victims of Crime

Child Welfare Information Gateway 800-394-3366
National Children's Alliance 800-239-9950
National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges 775-784-6012
National Crime Prevention Council 202-466-6272
National Criminal Justice Reference Service 800-851-3420, TTY 301-947-8374
National Sexual Violence Resource Center 877-739-3895, TTY 717-909-0715
OVC TTAC 866-OVC-TTAC, TTY 866-682-8880
Resource Center: Child Protection and Custody 800-527-3223