Victim Witness Assistance Program

Program Background


This program provides direct services to victims of crime in Hanover County, including explanation of the criminal justice process, court escorts, and referrals to other local agencies for counseling and/or financial assistance. Each victim's case is given personal attention, with services designed to meet the needs of the victim and/or victim's family member's individual needs.

Call the Victim/Witness Program If


  • You are not receiving restitution payments that were ordered by the court
  • You have questions about crime victims' compensation or you need assistance with filing a claim
  • You have questions about your role as a witness
  • You need a referral to social service agencies that provide emergency medical, psychological or financial assistance to crime victims
  • You need counseling services as a result of being a victim of crime
  • You need information regarding the status of your case
  • You need to notify us of a change of address or telephone number
  • You want assistance in preparing your Victim Impact Statement
  • You would like an explanation of court procedures and the criminal justice system
  • Your personal property is being held as evidence and you want to know when you can recover it

Contact Us


  • Questions about a General District Court case please call 804-365-3214
  • Questions about a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court case please call 804-365-6274