The District Attorney's Office is committed to helping victims of crime and vigorously protecting their rights. The Victim-Witness Assistance Program's mission is to alleviate the trauma and devastating effects of crimes on the lives of victims and their families. Victim advocates guide victims through the court process, help victims receive restitution and provide referrals to counseling and community services.
How to Get Help:
If you have been a victim of a crime and need assistance, you can call our number, (770) 603-4110. A Victim Services Representative will speak with you and determine how we can assist you. Program services are provided free of charge, and there is no legal citizenship requirement to receive assistance.
The Victim-Witness Assistance Program also receives case referrals from law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, the Medical Examiner's Office, mortuaries, hospitals, and social service agencies. The victim, or the victim's family, is contacted and an assessment of needs is conducted. To refer a victim for services, call (770) 603-4110.
Victims Rights in Georgia:
- Resource and Referral Assistance
- Follow-up Assistance
- Orientation to the Criminal Justice System
- Victim Impact Statement Assistance
- Court/Escort/Court Support
- Case Status/Case Disposition Information
- Notification of Family/Friends
- Employer Notification
- Victim of Crime Claims Assistance
- Restitution Assistance
- Transportation Assistance
- Court Waiting Area
- Employer Intervention
The Victim-Witness Assistance Volunteer Program recruits, trains and places student and community volunteers, who work side-by-side with Victim Service Representatives. Volunteers play an integral role in providing advocacy, clerical and court support and resource referrals.
Volunteers must consent to and pass a background check. Applicants will also be scheduled for an interview. Volunteers must also be available to work during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. For more information, call the Victim-Witness Assistance Program Supervisor at (770) 603-4110. If you would like to apply to volunteer, an information packet will be sent to you.
The Clayton County District Attorney's Office Victim Witness Assistance Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age in the delivery of services. If you believe that you have been discriminated against based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or age, you may contact the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council located at 104 Marietta Street NW, Suite 440, Atlanta GA 30303-2743 or call 404-657-1956.