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Thurston County
Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Thurston County Fiunded in 1852
Prosecuting Attorney's OfficeJon Tunheim

Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Help For Victims

Mission

The Victim Advocates respond to the needs of crime victims in an empowering and proactive manner, striving to inform victims of their rights under the law in order to facilitate informed participation in the criminal justice system.

Services Provided by the Victim Advocate

  • Assistance completing Victim Impact Statements and Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) applications and appeals if a victim CVC claim is denied.
  • Act as a liaison between the victim and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Accompaniment at victim interviews, sentencing hearings, and trials
  • Assist victims with return of property
  • Trial preparation
  • Safety planning
  • Notify victims of hearing dates and changes to those dates
  • Explain the court process
  • Familiarize victims and witnesses with courtrooms prior to trials and hearings
  • Provide a safe location for victims and witnesses to wait prior to testifying or attending hearings
  • Provide information about available protection from threats or harm
  • Assist victims with completing restitution paperwork upon request Inform victims of their rights
  • Refer victims to necessary resources
  • Notify victims of the final outcome of felony cases
  • Contact employers to explain or verify a victim or witness' involvement in a case at the victim's request

Victim Advocate
2000 Lakeridge Dr S.W., Olympia, WA 98502
Voice: 360-786-5540
Fax: 360-754-3358