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The Victim-Witness UnitUpholding 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 program for help. Victim-Witness staff provides the following services to thousands of victims every year: • Written notification of charges, scheduled court dates and victims rights. • Assistance in completing a Victim Impact Statement. • Referrals to local social service agencies and programs. • Accompaniment to court hearings and/or interviews related to the case. • Assistance in applying for Crime Victims Compensation. • Requests for restitution for financial loss incurred as a result of the crime. • Release of property that has been held as evidence, at conclusion of case.
If the Sheriff's Department does not receive an e-mail from the Prosecutors Office, the funds will not be released. Or, if the person who posted the bail does not come to the Sheriff's Department, the check will be sent to the person by mail.
Once the case has been charged and assigned a cause number, the bail money is automatically sent to the Clerk's Office. Once the case is closed and the Judgment and Sentence has been filed; the person seeking refund of the bail should go to the Judgments section of the Clerk's Office room 110.