p. 316.660-3600toll free. 800.432.6878
535 N. Main
Wichita, KS 67203
The Victim/Witness Division works closely with attorneys and
acts as a liaison between the criminal justice system and the public.
Communication with crime victims and witnesses is facilitated through this unit.
Coordinators educate, inform, and assist victims and witnesses in the criminal
justice process. They also coordinate victim and witness court
appearances, provide victim notification as mandated by state law, and ensure
subpoenas are issued and served.
In order to ensure the fair and compassionate treatment of
victims of crime and to increase the effectiveness of the criminal justice
system by affording victims of crime certain basic rights and considerations,
victims of crime shall have the following rights:
Victims should be treated with courtesy,
compassion, and with respect for their dignity and privacy and
should suffer the minimum of necessary inconvenience from their
involvement with the criminal justice system.
Victims should receive, through formal and
informal procedures, prompt and fair redress for the harm which
they have suffered.
Information regarding the availability of
criminal restitution, recovery of damages in a civil cause of
action, the crime victims' compensation fund and other remedies,
and the mechanisms to obtain such remedies should be made
available to victims.
Information should be made available to
victims about their participation in criminal proceedings and
the scheduling, progress, and ultimate disposition of the
The views and concerns of victims should be
ascertained and the appropriate assistance provided throughout
the criminal process.
When the personal interests of victims are
affected, the views or concerns of the victim should, when
appropriate and consistent with criminal law and procedure, be
brought to the attention of the court.
Measures may be taken when necessary to
provide for the safety of victims and their families and to
protect them from intimidation and retaliation.
Enhanced training should be made available to
sensitize criminal justice personnel to the needs and concerns
of victims, and guidelines should be developed for this purpose.
Victims should be informed of the availability
of health and social services and other relevant assistance that
they might continue to receive the necessary medical,
psychological, and social assistance through existing programs
Victims should report the crime and cooperate
with law enforcement authorities.
Impact Center, 316-262-1673
for Victims of
Victim Information and Referral Hotline, 800-879-6682
Victims of Crime
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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