Assistance for Victims of Crime

The following is a synopsis of your rights as provided by Louisiana Law if you are a victim or witness of a felony crime against the person.

Your responsibilities:

  • You must report the crime within 72 hours unless there are extenuating circumstances.
  • You must designate a family member to be the contact for minor or homicide victims.
  • You must provide your current address and phone number.

Law enforcement shall:

  • Ensure that you receive emergency, medical, and social services as soon as possible.
  • Provide you with a crime victim brochure.

Victim/Witness Assistance Program

The Victim/Witness Assistance Program provides the following assistance to citizens:

  • Safety Planning
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Crime Victims Reparations
  • Counseling Referrals
  • Community Resource
  • Referrals
  • Case Update Information
  • Information on the Criminal Justice Process

Download the Assistance for Victims of Crime brochure.