The Victim/Witness Assistance Division furnishes victims, witnesses and family members of victims with needed information, advocacy and the opportunity to participate more effectively within the criminal justice system. This program ensures that victims’ rights, as provided by Louisiana law, are honored and protected. While the division focuses primarily on victims of violent crime, it’s staff of victim/witness assistance coordinators will accommodate all crime victims whose cases are being prosecuted by this office, including elder abuse and neglect, domestic abuse and child abuse victims.

Phone 504.361.2860

What are my rights as a victim?

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The Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office frequently refers victims and survivors of crimes to outside agencies. These public, private and faith-based agencies provide an array of services, from mental health to shelter for battered women, from counseling for grieving parents of slain children to suicide and domestic abuse hotlines. The following are links to these agencies’ websites.