National Crimes Victims’ Rights Week is promoted by the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) to engage communities and empower victims. The idea is the stoke the flame within the victims to take back their lives and keep marching forward with courage and resilience.
Victims of crimes are not life long victims.
Recovery can be a long road so on April 19 – 25, 2015, communities get behind the victims of crime to show them they are not alone.
HELP FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME
We at the Postal Inspection Service are dedicated to treating every crime victim with compassion, fairness, and respect while protecting their dignity and privacy. Our Victim Witness Program was established to support crime victims as they begin to reclaim their lives. Our experienced staff can provide victims with services to help them endure the emotional, financial, and physical impact of crime, educate them about the criminal justice system, and provide them with notification about case events.
Our VW Program staff offers a wide array of services:
- Inform victims if the status of the investigation changes
- Notify victims of case events through the Victim Notification System (VNS)
- Educate victims about the criminal justice system;
- Provide referrals to community-based victim service providers
- Assist victims in applying for state crime victim compensation
- Accompany victims to court proceedings
- Educate victims about victim rights to restitution, to be heard during court proceedings, and victim-impact statement at the sentencing hearing
Contact the U.S. Postal Service for questions about mail service.
Get in touch with a victim-witness staff member:
877-876-2455 (press 2)