The goals of the Victim/Witness Unit are:
Improve victim/witness treatment - The overall goal of the Victim/Witness program is to improve the treatment of victims and witnesses of crime by providing them with the assistance and services necessary to speed their recovery from a criminal act. To support and aid them as they move through the criminal justice process.
Increase victim consideration - The program also works in assisting various criminal justice agencies in giving more consideration and personal attention to victims and witnesses of crimes. Assists in attempting to sensitize law enforcement officials, the mass media, and the community at large to the special needs that face these individuals.
Increase victim knowledge - The program also acts to assure that victims and witnesses of crimes are kept informed and updated into the process of the case in which they are involved.
Improve community attitude - The program attempts to improve the attitude of victims and witnesses, and the community in general, toward the criminal justice system so that victims and witnesses will be more likely to become involved in the criminal justice system.