Victim/Witness Information

A successful prosecution in any crime requires the help of victims and witnesses. In addition, several agencies are available to support you though the legal process and help you though the event. In order to present the strongest case possible, we also ask that you do the following:

  • Provide the police, victim/witness advocates and District Attorney’s Office with your current address and phone numbers.
  • DO NOT post anything on social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc., even if your profile is set to “private.”
  • Do not discuss your case in public.
  • Immediately report anyone asking you not to testify or cooperate with police.
  • Do not speak with any attorney except those who expressly identify themselves as assistant district attorneys with the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office. If there is doubt, obtain their name and call the DA’s office at 570-825-1674 or contact the investigating officer. Sometimes, unscrupulous attorneys may call the victim or witness and try to talk about the pending case.

A crime victim is eligible to receive information concerning the offender though Pennsylvania's Victim Notification Service program, known as PA SAVIN. The Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office participates in the program. Visit here for more information. 

pdfDownload the Domestic Violence Victim Information Referral Form

pdfDownload the Crime Victims Act Rights Referral Form

pdfDownload the Victim Services Telephone Hotline Directory