Victims Assistance Programs
Thank you for being a part of the solution to create a safer and more just Miami-Dade County. Our criminal justice system works best with citizen involvement. From reporting to prosecuting, it is almost impossible to secure justice without victims and witnesses’ participation. Our system would fail without concerned citizens taking an interest in our community.
The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office created this brochure to help you understand how the justice system works, how you will participate, and the services provided to assist you. The information in this brochure answers questions you may have and explains the procedures for your case. Keep this brochure handy and refer to it often.
The State Attorney’s Office will assign an Assistant State Attorney (prosecutor) and a Victim Witness Counselor or Trial Coordinator to facilitate your involvement. This team will keep you advised as the case progresses. You may contact team members if you have any questions.
As the victim of a crime, you have a right to know what is happening in your case. In addition to your assigned team members, my office services the Victim Access Network (VAN), a multilingual telephone service created to give you the most current information about your case 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This service is strictly confidential. No one can access identifying information about you or your whereabouts.
At Miami SAO, we are grateful to work with you to develop a Miami-Dade County environment free of fear, intimidation, and violence where you and your children can feel safe and flourish. We take your pleas and concerns seriously. The personal, emotional, and financial wounds inflicted upon you and your loved ones will receive the necessary care and attention you deserve.
Other Victim Support Resources
The Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free works to reduce the prevalence, impact and consequences of all forms of substance abuse, drug addiction, crime and related social issue .