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Services Available to Crime Victims
If you are a crime victim in the State of Virginia, you are entitled to certain rights. These rights include:
  • Protection from further harm and threats of harm
  • Waiting area separate from the accused during court proceedings
  • Financial Assistance
  • Virginia Victim’s Fund
  • Prompt return of property being held as evidence
  • Restitution for damages or loss
  • Notification
  • Case status information
  • Court dates and proceedings
  • Employer intercession services
  • Prisoner release notification
  • Victim Input
  • Victim Impact Statement preparation
  • Courtroom presence during trial
  • In felony cases, consultation regarding plea agreement
  • Courtroom Assistance
  • Confidentiality of address and telephone numbers
  • Interpreter services
  • Court accompaniment
  • Closed preliminary hearing in limited situations
  • Use of two way closed circuit television in limited situations
**If you have questions concerning these rights or you wish to assert certain rights, please contact the
Fredericksburg Victim-Witness Assistance Program at 540-993-1660.

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