Victim Witness

Message from the Prosecutor

"Dear Citizens of Gloucester County:

Since its establishment in 1984, the Gloucester County Victim/Witness Advocacy Program has grown substantially, and has become an effective integral part of this Office. It is the position of this administration, in conjunction with the State Office of Victim/Witness Advocacy, that it is our obligation to be continually informed and tireless in our efforts to understand and address the stress victims and witnesses of crimes experience as they are taken through the criminal justice system. From the initial investigation to the final disposition of the case, the Victim/Witness Advocacy Program pledges to support victims and witnesses by keeping them educated and informed about the criminal justice system, as well as insuring that their right to be treated with dignity and compassion is protected. We would encourage any victim or witness in need of assistance, help or information to contact the Gloucester County Office of Victim/Witness Advocacy."

  1. Victim's Bill of Rights
  2. Victim / Witness Services
  3. Important Contacts

Victim's Bill of Rights

  • To be treated with dignity and compassion by the criminal justice system
  • To be informed about the criminal justice system
  • To be free from intimidation
  • To have inconveniences associated with participation in the criminal justice process minimized
  • To make at least one telephone call which is reasonable in both length and location called
  • To medical assistance, if it appears necessary
  • To be notified if presence in court is not needed
  • To be informed about available remedies, financial assistance and social services
  • To be compensated for losses when possible
  • To be provided a secure waiting area during court proceedings
  • To be advised of case progress and final disposition
  • To the prompt return of property when no longer needed
  • To submit a written statement about the crime to a representative of the prosecutor's office prior to the prosecutor's final decision regarding the filing of a formal criminal charge
  • To address the Judge at sentencing concerning the impact of the crime
  • To be notified of parole eligibility and release