The Victim/Witness Assistance Project of Beaver County exists to provide all crime victims and witnesses the services afforded them by the Pennsylvania Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights, while allowing each to maintain integrity, confidentiality and dignity.
- Court Accompaniment
- Court Orientation
- Case Status
- Crisis Intervention
- Victim Impact Statements
- County/State Prisoner Release Notifications
- Sentencing Notifications
- Supportive Counseling
- Victim’s Compensation
- Victim Rights Notification
- Property Return
- Witness Management
- Witness Instructions
The Beaver County Victim/Witness Assistance Project is a sub-division of the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office. The Victim/Witness Office employs a full-time Director, Assistant Director, Counselor/Advocate, and Juvenile Advocate. These positions are 100% grant funded through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
The job of the Victim/Witness Office is to ensure that victims and witnesses of crime know of the rights and services afforded them by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and to ensure that they receive them. Victim Advocates accompany, support, and explain. They prepare victims and witnesses for whatever follows violence; from immediate needs to the final stages of the Criminal Justice System. A crime victim’s experience with the Criminal Justice System is a difficult one. We strive to guide victims through these experiences with the compassion and dignity that they deserve. Advocates work with all victims of crime, from bad check cases to homicide.
The Victim/Witness Office strives to make a crime victim feel whole again whether it be physically, emotionally, or financially. The Victim/Witness Office will make any necessary referrals to support groups, counselors, or other agencies for assistance.
The Victim/Witness Assistance Project also offers the opportunity to be enrolled in state and county offender release notification programs when a defendant is incarcerated. These programs ensure that a victim is notified when an offender is released, transferred, or escapes from county jail or state prison.
To enroll for a County Inmate click here: www.vinelink.com
To Check the Status of a State Inmate click here: www.cor.state.pa.us
County Offender Release Notification
PA Department of Corrections (Inmate Locator)
Women’s Center of Beaver County
PA Megans Law Website
PA Crime Victim’s Website
PA Coalition Against Rape
Stephen Jurich, Director