Victim / Witness Resources
If you have been the victim of a crime, you may be unsure of the steps involved in the criminal justice system. The Victim-Witness Division provides comprehensive services to all victims of crime.
District Attorney Greg Mashburn and his staff strongly support the rights of victims and witnesses, and we are committed to assisting victims of crime through all the stages in the criminal justice system.
Victim / Witness Division
The victim, not the state, is directly aggrieved by violent crime and has an unquestionably valid interest in the prosecution of his or her case. The Victim-Witness Division was developed to ensure better treatment of victims and to guard them against the re-victimization often encountered in the criminal justice system. The Victim-Witness Division provides these services to all victims of crime including domestic violence, sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, and property crimes. The Victim-Witness Division has undertaken the serious responsibility of servicing the interests and concerns of citizens victimized by crime in Cleveland, Garvin, and McClain counties with fairness, understanding, dignity and respect.
Additional Services Provided
- Resource and Referral Assistance
- Counseling Referrals
- Address Confidentiality Program Assistance
- Property Return Assistance
- Orientation to the Criminal Justice System
- Court Escort and Court Support
- Victim/Witness Waiting Area
- Case Status & Case Disposition Information
- Employer and School Notification
- Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Assistance
- Victims Protective Order Information and Referral
Crime Victim Compensation Program
Certain crime victims, dependents of a deceased victim or a person authorized to act on behalf of such may be eligible for compensation for out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a direct result of the criminal acts of another for up to $20,000.00. This may be extended to $40,000.00 if there is excessive loss of wages due to serious injury or death of the victim.
A victim is eligible to receive compensation regardless of whether charges are filed. Decisions to award claims are made by a three-member Board appointed by the Governor.
The law does not cover property loss or pain and suffering. There are maximum limits for certain expense categories. Limits are explained in the claim form instructions which can be downloaded from this website. The Victim-Witness Division will provide assistance in completing and processing the claim form.
You may access the link www.oscn.net for information regarding the status of a criminal case in which you are involved, or you may contact the Victim/Witness department. Please contact us if you need to update your address or phone information.