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Victim/Witness Services

Lindsey Appleby - Director
Lindsey Appleby - Director 
Contact: Lindsey Appleby - Director of Victim Services

Victim/Witness Program - 8700 Hospital Drive, 2nd floor, Judicial
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.920.7292
Fax: 770.920.7123

One of the main functions of our Victim-Witness Assistance Program is to ensure the District Attorney's adherence to the Georgia Crime Victims' Bill of Rights. Enacted in 1995, the legislation mandates State Prosecution Offices provide notification and other services to crime victims. Crime victims' rights have always been at the forefront of our fight for justice and we will always go above and beyond to ensure that Douglas County crime victims' rights are met. Below is a summary of services offered at no cost to victims of crime and their families by the Douglas County District Attorney's Victim-Witness Assistance Program:
  • Explanation of and information about the criminal justice system
  • Information about the status of the case
  • Notification of upcoming hearings
  • Orientation to the courtroom setting and proceedings
  • Private waiting area prior to court appearance
  • An advocate to accompany victims to court and provide emotional support
  • Safety planning
  • Assistance with applications for crime victims compensation
  • Assistance with the preparation and presentation of Victim Impact Statements
  • Assistance with requests for restitution
  • Referrals to appropriate community agencies and other resources

Our Victim-Witness staff includes a Victim Advocate assigned to each of the 3 Superior Court teams, a Juvenile Court Advocate, a Child Advocate, A Crime Victim Compensation Specialist, and the Director of Victim Services.

This page includes forms and information provided by the District Attorney's Office. Victims can download these forms (to the right of this narrative) that range from restitution and victim impact statements.

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Commitment to Victims of Crime - 79.9KB

Crime Victim Impact Statement - 251.9KB
Prosecution Victim Witness Assistance Program Survey - 242.2KB

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