Office of Victim Witness Advocacy
The Office of Victim Witness Advocacy, within the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, was established to ensure that the rights of the crime victims are protected, and that the criminal justice system treats crime victims and witnesses with fairness, compassion and respect. The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office of Victim Witness Advocacy, through its dedicated staff, provides victims with information about the criminal justice process, their rights as crime victims, case status information and support services.
The Hunterdon County Office of Victim Witness Advocacy is responsible for providing support, information, and assistance to crime victims as they navigate through the criminal justice process. The goal of the Unit is to provide victims and witnesses services that will help them cope with the aftermath of victimization and help make their participation in the criminal justice system less difficult and burdensome.
The Victim Witness staff believes that crime victims have a right to be treated with dignity, compassion, and respect. Every effort is made to have personal contact with all victims, keep them informed of the status of their case, answer questions, acts as a liaison between the victim and Assistant Prosecutors, Detectives or Police Officers. Having this contact enables Advocates to build rapport with victims that will carry throughout the duration of their case.
How do I get Information About My Case?
You may contact the Victim Advocate on an ongoing basis. It is very important that you report any contact information changes you have during the criminal investigation and prosecution of the case. Please call the Office of Victim Witness Advocacy at 908-788-1403