Victim/Witness Services

Victim Services in Franklin County are geared toward making the entire Juvenile Justice process more understandable and less stressful for the victims and witnesses of juvenile crime. To this end, the Victim Service Coordinator is the advocate and guide for victims and witnesses through the Juvenile Justice System. Guided by the Pennsylvania Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights, the Victim Service Coordinator gathers restitution information and passes it along to Juvenile Probation Officers and the Court; answer any questions victims and witnesses may have about Court processes and procedures; accompany victims and witnesses to Court hearings; and provide notification of the outcomes of all phases of the Juvenile Court process. The Victim Service Coordinator is the liaison between victims and witnesses, Juvenile Probation, and the Court. 

Services Include:

Accompaniment to Court
Orientation to the Juvenile Justice System
Court Preparation
Notification of all phases of the case
Assistance with completing Victim’s Assistance Compensation Program (VCAP) Forms
Assistance with preparing a Victim Impact Statement