Give moral support by having someone available to you
Help if you are intimidated, harassed or afraid
Inform you or the status and progression of the case
Assist you in preparing for court appearances and proceedings
Attend court with you
Assist you in getting back your property that is being held as evidence by police
Refer you to social service agencies to help you deal with issues resulting from the crime
Intervention with employer when necessary for you to miss work due to court appearances
Provide you with information regarding probation and/or parole
Protect address, phone number and place of employment information from the accused
Notification of proceedings and victim's role
Notification of pre-trial release possibility, victim rights, compensation and services.
Express opinion and file complaint of accused's threatening behavior after release
Express opinion regarding disposition, plea negotiations and diversion programs
Separate waiting area during court proceedings
Notification of appeal/new trial
Notification of parole or clemency proceedings
You also have the right not to talk to a defense attorney or any representatives of the defendant before the trial.
Rockdale County Taskforce Against Family Violence
Breaking the silence to stop family violence.