Victim Advocacy

With the enactment of the Georgia Crime Victims Bill of Rights in 1995, individuals impacted by violent crime are afforded specific services to enable them to take steps toward restoration. Through the district attorney offices in each of the 49 Georgia judicial circuits and the solicitor-general offices in 27 of the 159 counties, victim-witness personnel are mandated and available to guide these individuals through what can be a confusing, complicated judicial process. Victim-witness personnel assist with obtaining appropriate restitution and compensation through the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. They also make referrals to professional and other community resources and provide notification of a variety of court proceedings. Each judicial circuit and county has unique needs, resources and services. The office of the district attorney or solicitor-general for each circuit or county can provide you with more information for areas they cover. You may find contact information on this Web site for each elected prosecutor by clicking here.

The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council Victim-Witness Advocacy Office provides consultation, training, networking and professional development to advocate personnel. The Office also presents the needs and concerns of crime victims to the community, elected officials, agencies and public policy makers through education, resources, collaboration and advocacy.

The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council coordinates and trains a Georgia Crisis Response Team consisting of advocates, chaplains, community leaders standing ready to respond and assist other agencies in the event of mass trauma and disaster.

Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia
2013 National Crime Victims Rights Week Video