Welcome to the County of Berks
The Victim/Witness Assistance Unit was established to assist victims and witnesses of crime and their immediate family members throughout the criminal justice process.  Our mission is to serve as advocates for the enforcement of fundamental rights of crime victims and promote the believe that all victims and witnesses deserve to be treated with dignity, compassion, and respect throughout the judicial process.  All victims will be afforded consistent with the law, the ability to choose their level of participation.  

Services provided:

  • Explanation of the Judicial System

  • Case Information and notification

  • Accompaniment to all court proceedings

  • Preparation for court testimony

  • Secure waiting room

  • Assistance with written and/or oral victim impact statements

  • Assistance with completion of restitution forms

  • Court tours for children 

  • Assistance with filing compensation claims

  • Enrollment in notification program

  • Referrals to community agencies

All services are provided free of charge 

Victim Satisfaction Survey


 Please click on the link below to complete an important survey based on your recent experience with the criminal justice system.

The purpose of this survey is to improve victim services.

Victim Satisfaction Survey

 Contact Information

Services Center
633 Court Street
5th Floor
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: 610-478-6000
Fax: 610-478-6002
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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