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 Center253-798-4310
Children's Advocacy Center of Pierce County253-403-1478
Adult Protective Services877-734-6277, 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 Project800-903-0111
Bureau of Indian Affairs Child Abuse Hotline800-633-5155
Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Hotline877-ID-THEFT, TTY 866-653-4261
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children800-843-5678
National Human Trafficking Hotline888-373-7888
National Organization for Victim Assistance800-TRY-NOVA
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence800-799-7233, TTY 800-787-3224
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Helpline877-SAMHSA-7, TTY 800-487-4889

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

Child Welfare Information Gateway800-394-3366
National Children's Alliance800-239-9950
National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges775-784-6012
National Crime Prevention Council202-466-6272
National Criminal Justice Reference Service800-851-3420, TTY 301-947-8374
National Sexual Violence Resource Center877-739-3895, TTY 717-909-0715
OVC TTAC866-OVC-TTAC, TTY 866-682-8880
Resource Center: Child Protection and Custody800-527-3223