Victim Services

All 32 District Attorneys General have staff dedicated to working with victims and witnesses of crime. Their primary mission is to help victims navigate the criminal justice system in a meaningful way and advocate for their voices to be heard. No one volunteers to be a victim. Which is why we fervently believe victims and survivors need an ally who can assist them in processing the trauma they have experienced and tools to help them recover from the devastating impact of crime.

The district’s Victim Witness Coordinators and Assistant Victim Witness Coordinators rise to that challenge every day, and they fight to ensure all victims are treated with dignity and respect.

With the exception of robbery, the number of victims for nearly every type of violent crime has increased nationally since 2014 at a faster rate than the U.S. population.
(Source: The Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Tennessee’s victim services have gone above and beyond their jobs in my opinion from day one. They have walked us through every step, answered every phone call, and every email. They have even answered me through holiday breaks. Almost 3 years and not one time have they ever failed us.
– Anonymous Victim

Core Services Provided:

Support and information to help victims navigate the criminal justice system

Information for victims on their constitutional rights

Hearing and case status notifications

Accompanying victims to court

Referrals to community resources

Restitution information

Information on criminal injury compensation

If you need help or would like to speak to a representative from your local Victim/Witness Services Unitsimply visit our Find Your District tab. Your local victim witness coordinators are the best resources for learning what services are available in your area. These services are available to meet a variety of needs victims often face such as emergency housing and counseling.  

In 2021, over
Tennesseans became victims of crime.
(Source: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)
In 2021, over
Tennesseans were victims of Domestic Violence.
(Source: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

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Your Constitutional Rights

The Constitution of the State of Tennessee ensures victims of crime are entitled to basic rights. Know your rights.
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Where to go for ...

Find information regarding resources and services near you, criminal injury compensation, release notifications, and more.

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The Criminal Justice Process

A general timeline for how a case moves through the criminal justice process in Tennessee.
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Stronger Together

We are committed to supporting crime victims long after their cases have been resolved in the criminal justice system.

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