Victim / Witness Services

The Klamath County Victim/Witness Services Department in the Klamath County District Attorney's Office assists and provides information to victims and witnesses involved in a criminal case. Listed below are the types of services and information they may assist you with.

Services & Information

The Klamath County Victim/Witness Services Department provides the following services and information:

  • Provide ongoing case status information to all victims of crime and facilitate involvement when possible with the handling of the criminal case
  • Assist victims with the return of any recovered or seized property
  • Assist crime victims with Crime Victims Compensation applications
    • Information and applications are provided regarding the compensations program and to referral agencies in the community
  • Prepare victims and witnesses for court appearances, provide support during these appearances and help with any problems that may arise 
  • Act as the go-between for victims/witnesses and district attorneys; this is so that if new information regarding a case is provided during a meeting or phone call, the victim advocate may serve as a witness to the court later on (without a victim advocate present, an attorney would have to recuse themselves and the entire prosecution process would have to start again with a new DDA since an attorney cannot serve as a witness to their own case) 
  • Participate and encourage public awareness regarding the issues surrounding crime victims
  • Provide referrals to agencies for crime victims in need of services or assistance
  • Provide information to crime victims concerning restitution which includes explaining the procedures involved with the collection of restitution, preparing victims for restitution hearings when necessary, and assisting the victim with the completion of the restitution forms
  • Maintain an active network with other agencies that may offer assistance to victims of crime
  • Seek to alleviate the distress of the crime victim by addressing individual needs

The Klamath County District Attorney’s Office operates its programs, services, and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of our programs.

The purpose of the civil rights statement is to inform applicants, participants, and potentially eligible persons of the policy of nondiscrimination and the procedure for filing a civil rights complaint to the Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Link to filing a Civil Rights Complaint: