Victim/Witness Kokua Services

SERVICES FOR VICTIMS AND WITNESSES

The main goal of the Victim/Witness Kokua Services is to provide specialized services to victims/witnesses of violent crime who are going through the criminal justice system. These crimes include as saults, sexual assaults, terroristic threatening, kidnapping, reckless endangering, spouse/partner abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse. Surviving family members of homicide, manslaughter, and negligent homicide cases receive support services and case information.

Services provided by the Victim/Witness Counselors include:

• Orientation to the Criminal Justice System
• Crisis Counseling
• Assistance with Filing a Misdemeanor Criminal Complaint Case Status Information
• Court Accompaniment
• Social Service Referrals
• Application for Crime Victims Compensation

RIGHTS OF VICTIMS IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

Upon written request, victims of a violent crime and surviving family members may be entitled to the following rights:
• To be informed of the final disposition of the case
• To be informed of court continuances
• To be informed of social services available to victims
• To be provided with a secure waiting area during court proceedings

If the crime charged is a felony, victims of violent crime and surviving family members may be entitled to additional rights:

• To be informed whenever the defendant is released from custody
• To be informed of case status and hearing dates
• To be consulted and advised about plea bargaining

Victim/Witness Kokua Services
Department of the Prosecuting Attorney
1060 Richards Street, 9th Floor
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:45-4:30 p.m.

Phone: (808) 768-7401 (Office)
Fax: (808) 768-6417
TTY: (808) 768-7404
Toll Free Calls: 1-800-531-5538

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