The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office has a number of legal services it offers to the public aside from its prosecutorial functions. Citizens requesting record checks to people seeking expungements will need to go through this office. Below are some of the frequently requested services performed by the Prosecutor’s Office and, where applicable, downloadable, printable copies of documents members of the public may need to conduct business.
These forms must be printed out and mailed. They cannot be filled out and submitted online.
Civil remedies for crime victims
Obtaining Criminal History
If you do not have internet access call Sagem Morpho at (877) 503-5981 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Spanish speaking operators are available upon request.
Sagem Morpho is under contract with the State of New Jersey and will scan your fingerprints and forward them to the State Police. When the fingerprints are received the State Police can run a criminal history. This is only an alternative if you were fingerprinted when you were arrested.
Obtaining Criminal Records
People interested in obtaining copies of documents in a criminal investigation, such as police reports, may file a written request for those records through the Prosecutor’s Office. Requests may also be made to the prosecutor’s office for the return of property seized during criminal investigations.
Criminal investigative documents are generally not made public however all requests will be reviewed individually. Factors taken into consideration include the relation between the applicant and the investigation, what documents are being sought and the purpose of the request. If the case was not referred to the Prosecutor’s Office or was downgraded to the municipal level, the request must be made of the municipal agency directly.
Some documents such as the criminal complaints and indictments are public pursuant to the Open Public Records Act. The form needed to make this kind of request is available on this site’s OPRA page.
All requests for copies of documents or return of property must be in writing and addressed to:
ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR BILL STAAS
CAMDEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
25 NORTH FIFTH STREET
CAMDEN, NJ 08102
The following information must be included:
Defendant’s Name (if known)
Case Number (prosecutor, police department or summons number)
Type of Request
Reason for Request
Date of Incident
Municipality Where Incident Occurred
Requestor’s Name, Address and Phone Number
Signature of Requestor
Date of Request
Drug Court Application
If you believe you qualify for an expungement, print, read and fill out the documents below, along with a check for $75.00 made out to the Treasurer of the State of New Jersey. Mail all three forms to the Camden County Hall of Justice Expungement Unit, 101 South 5th Street, Camden NJ, 08103. Keep a copy off all paperwork for your own records.
Upon receipt, the court will file these documents and assign a docket number to your petition. You will receive a copy of these documents with the docket number attached and a hearing date assigned. A copy of the documents must be sent by certified mail to all agencies required by N.J.S.A. 2C:52-10. Assuming all of your paperwork is completed correctly, you do not need to attend your hearing date for expungement of your eligible charges to be granted. If your eligible charges are expunged, the court will send a signed expungement order to you. That order should also be sent to all agencies required by N.J.S.A. 2C:52-10 so they know to expunge your record.
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For more information about PTI and to apply for the program print out and complete the form below and mail it to the Camden County Hall of Justice, 101 South 5th Street, Camden NJ, 08103, attn. PTI Coordinator, room 580.
Victim Impact Information
Veterans Diversion Program
The Veterans Diversion Program is to provide a collaborative partnership between the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, local law enforcement agencies, Veterans Administrators, State and County Agencies, community-based organizations and medical treatment facilities to identify eligible veteran-defendants at their earliest contact with the criminal justice system, determine whether their issues can be attributed to PTSD, TBI, substance abuse, or psychological problems, and divert their cases to a treatment based early intervention program.
Attorneys who believe their clients may qualify for this program should complete the VDP Application form, VDP Medical Release form and the Eligibility Form. The completed forms should then be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting Victims of Sexual Assault
Understanding the services Available to Sexual Assault Victims in New Jersey
In November 2018, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the Attorney General Standards for Providing Services to Victims of Sexual Assault, Third Edition (“Standards”). The Standards provide a set of fourteen protocols that prioritize the needs and concerns of sexual assault victims in New Jersey. Most importantly, the Standards ensure that victims are treated with respect and understanding in the days, weeks, and months after reporting an assault. Supporting Victims of Sexual Assault Understanding the Services Available to Sexual Assault Victims in New Jersey
The Standards focus on delivering services to victims in a timely and non-judgmental manner. This victim-centered approach includes:
- ensuring the victim’s safety is the top priority;
- respecting the integrity, choices, and autonomy of each victim;
- protecting the victim’s privacy and confidential information;
- identifying and responding to the obstacles some victims may face when seeking help; and
- recognizing the importance of victim feedback in improving responses to sexual assault.
Under the Standards, victims may seek the assistance of a Sexual Assault Response Team, or SART, which is available to any victim 13 years or older who reports an assault within five days. Each SART consists of a confidential sexual violence advocate (CSVA), a forensic nurse examiner (FNE), and a law enforcement officer. Victims may request SART services by calling 9-1-1 or presenting at a law enforcement agency, a healthcare facility.