It is the mission of the Victim Witness Unit to actively provide advocacy services to victims and witnesses of crime, to safeguard the protection of their rights, and to empower victims and witnesses in their participation throughout the criminal justice system. Our goals are to:
Help support victims and witnesses in a proactive manner to make the judicial process more accessible and responsive to the needs of those impacted by crime
Every Victim and Witness will be treated with dignity and respect
Alleviate anxieties surrounding uncertainties through compassionate care and education of the Criminal Justice System
Rights of victims and witnesses are prioritized and safeguarded
Deliberately foster collaboration between prosecutors, law enforcement, and other agencies to ensure victims have a meaningful role in the Criminal Justice System
We strive to provide intentional opportunities for victims and witnesses of Crime in Whatcom County to be HEARD.