Welcome to the County of Berks
Victim/Witness
 

‚ÄčThe 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 belief 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 Services Needs Assessment

 

 Please click on the link below to learn more information about an important survey that can help provide assistance to victims of crime.

Survey

 
 
Contact Information
 
Services Center
633 Court Street
5th Floor
Reading, PA 19601
 
Phone: 610-478-6000
Fax: 610-478-6002
 
Hours
Monday-Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Email
VictimWitness@
countyofberks.com