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Adams County Victim Witness Services

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Advocacy: We will advocate on your behalf throughout the criminal justice system, in addition to employers, creditors, schools, etc.

Compensation: You may be eligible for compensation through the Pennsylvania Victim Compensation Assistance Program for money you have paid or lost due to a crime. More information can be found on the Compensation tab. 

Restitution: You may be entitled to restitution reimbursement. An advocate can assist in the restitution process and securing court ordered restitution. More information can be found on the Compensation tab. 

Notifications & Information: The program updates you on all significant court dates regarding your case as well as information to help understand the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems.

Courtroom Orientation: Advocates are available to guide you through the courtroom experience through a one-on-one orientation of testimony expectations and courtroom layout. 

Referrals to Community Agencies: Community resources and programs referrals are available upon request. More information can be found on the Community Agencies tab. 

Secure Waiting Rooms: Safe and secure waiting areas are provided whenever you appear for court proceedings.

Supportive Counseling: Advocates are available to help you process the trauma and grief you are experiencing; however, advocates are not certified counselors and will provide you with counseling referrals upon request.