Camden, N.J. — April 19 marks the beginning of National Crime Victim’s Rights Week and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office wants all victims to know, despite the quarantine, resources are still available for those who need it.
This year’s theme is “Seek Justice, Ensure Victim’s Rights, and Inspire Hope.”
“Much has been done since this week was established in 1981, and there is still work to do to ensure victims have all the resources they need to move forward,” said Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. “When someone becomes a victim, they can feel isolated, lost, and unsure of how to move on. With the right steps in place, we can help victims to heal at their own pace, in their own healthy way, and feel safe, which is the ultimate goal.”
The Camden County Office of Victim Witness Advocacy is in place to serve as a resource to victims to answer any questions, provide a safe, non-judgmental space, validate a victim’s feelings or response, provide support, prepare them for their encounter with the criminal justice system and make appropriate referrals for other needs.
Victim Witness Advocates and Staff are available to assist victims with:
- Case status information
- Referrals to services
- Court accompaniment
- Victims of Crime Compensation Office
- Post-Conviction Notifications
- U and T Visas
The Victim Witness Unit always has a staff member on call ready to answer questions whenever needed. If you have been a victim of a crime and are interested in services that may be available to you, please contact the Victim Witness Unit at (856) 225-8440.