The essence of this program is to make crime victims and witnesses truly a part of the criminal justice
system. This is done by providing a liaison within the office of the Prosecuting Attorney. We are in daily
contact with other victim resource agencies such as the Women's Center. When services are needed, the
Victim-Witness Coordinator works closely with the deputy prosecutor. Victims and witnesses may seek
information and assistance from the coordinator. By providing a central contact person who is aware of the
full array of resources in the community, a much needed service is provided to directly affected individuals
and to our community.
Step By Step Guide to Victim Services
After a felony case has been filed, a victim information packet including a personalized letter with
information describing that victim's specific case is sent by mail with the Victim Impact Statement, and
information describing the court process with directions to the Kootenai County Courthouse.
Our staff person greets victims and witnesses appearing for court and provides them information on
their cases. Witnesses may be escorted to the courtroom prior to their court hearing so that they may
familiarize themselves with the surroundings. When needed, the staff instructs the victim and/or witnesses
in court procedures, protocol, legal terminology and appropriate attire. When necessary, our staff provides
assistance to victims and witnesses. A member of the Victim-Witness Unit will accompany the victims or
witnesses to the courtroom and remain with them throughout their court appearance.
Our staff will keep victims informed of any significant developments in the investigation and
prosecution of their case, including final disposition and judgment. This is accomplished by mail, telephone
and/or personal contact.
Main County Administration Building
Physical Address: 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
Mailing Address: PO Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000