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Victim Services

This unit was designed specifically to help you and answer your questions.  If you have any questions, please call the Victim/Witness Program at (808) 934-3306 in Hilo or (808)322-2552 in Kona.  The helpful staff can offer the following services:

  • Information about your case
  • Explaining judicial process
  • Referral to community agencies
  • Crisis and short term counseling
  • Help with obtaining witness fees
  • Assistance with Crime Victim Compensation
  • Employer intercession
  • Restitution request assistance
  • Help with Victim Impact Statement
  • Property return assistance
  • Court accompaniment
  • Assistance in requesting notification of offender release

Rights of Victims in Criminal Proceedings

If you are the victim of a felony or a surviving family member, you may be entitled to the following rights:

  • To be informed of case status
  • To be consulted and advised about plea bargaining
  • To be informed of the final disposition of the case
  • To request notification of offender release