Victim / Witness Assistance Program

Advocates are available to help if you are the victim or witness of crime committed in Chesterfield County.  Services are confidential and free of charge.

Who is a crime victim?  

A crime victim is any adult or child who has suffered physical, emotional, or financial harm as a direct result of a crime.

  • We help survivors of all types of violent crimes.
    • adult physical and sexual violence*
    • serious child physical abuse or neglect*
    • child sexual abuse*
    • elder abuse
    • stalking
    • human trafficking
    • shooting or stabbing
    • vehicular crimes involving injuries, especially those involving alcohol/drug use by the offender
  • We also assist the surviving family members of homicide victims.
  • We provide assistance to victims of identity theft both locally and through the Office of the Attorney General.

*Specialized services are available to help survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Victim’s Bill of Rights and Services

The Virginia Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights includes, but is not limited to the following areas:

  1. Protection
  2. Financial Assistance
  3. Notices
  4. Victim Input
  5. Courtroom Assistance
  6. Post-Case Services