Victim/Witness

Victim Assistance Program

In 1996, the Louisiana Legislature enacted Revised Statute 16:17, which created the position of Victim Assistance Coordinator within the office of the District Attorney. With the creation of this position, victims have a professional in the DA’s Office whose job it is to ensure that victims’ rights are honored. The coordinator is an advocate for the rights of victims both in...

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The Family Justice Center

The Family Justice Center oversees the coordination of services available to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation in Northwest Louisiana. The Family Justice Center provides services to victims in the parishes of Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson, Sabine, Red River and DeSoto. The Northwest Louisiana Family Justice Center opened its doors on...

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Additional Resources

Northwest Louisiana Family Justice Center (318) 584-7171 Bossier Correction Center – Inmate Search Child Abuse Hotline (855) 452-5437 Crime Victims Reparations Program: Bossier (318) 965-3500, Webster (318) 371-4021 Elderly Protective Services (over 60) (800) 898-4910 or (318) 676-5200 LA Department of Public Safety & Corrections Victims Services Bureau (888) 342-6110 Louisiana Automated Victim Notification System (LAVNS)  (866) 528-6748 Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence...

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Victim/Witness FAQ

Are the services offered through the Victims Assistance Program available to ALL victims? Why hasn't the Victim Assistance Program contacted me? Will the offender get out of jail once he is arrested? As a victim, will I be notified if the defendant is released from incarceration? I was the victim of a crime and the...

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