Office of the District Attorney
Bucks County Victim/Witness Unit

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Victim/Witness Assistance Program recognizes that becoming a crime victim or witness can be a life-shattering event that may destroy a person’s sense of safety and security.

The demands of the criminal justice process can cause uncertainty and additional trauma to victims and witnesses. Therefore, we are committed to treating victims and witnesses with compassion, fairness and respect by advocating for the enforcement of their rights, providing opportunities for them to be properly included in the criminal justice process and making referrals to appropriate agencies.       

Services Provided

Services provided to crime victims and witnesses include:

    • Case information and notification

    • Information on the Criminal Justice System and Victims’ Rights

    • Advocacy within the criminal justice system

    • Availability of a secure Victim/Witness waiting room

    • Assistance with restitution requests

    • Assistance with Victim Impact statements

    • Assistance with harassment or intimidation complaints

    • Assistance with return of property

    • Assistance with employer, creditor and school intervention

    • Assistance with transportation for court appearances

    • Assistance with security issues during court hearings

    • Assistance in filing claims for Pa. Crime Victims’ Compensation

    • Referrals to community-based agencies that are available to provide court accompaniment, support and counseling services

    • Assistance with enrollment for release notification if the offender is in prison

    • Assistance if you have a problem, complaint or grievance

    • Information about dealing with the news media

Our services are available free of charge to all Bucks County crime victims, witnesses and family members.

In order to receive information and/or notice on matters concerning your case, we must have your current contact information. If your address or telephone number changes, you must notify us of this change as soon as possible.


Information that you provide to the Victim/Witness Unit is considered to be confidential. We shall protect all information obtained from victims and their families in the course of providing services and shall not disclose confidential information to anyone other than a law enforcement agency, corrections agency or prosecutor without the victim’s consent.