Yes. Services are available to all victims of crime. However, unless you report the crime and cooperate with the police and the district attorney’s office you will not be eligible to file for compensation. There could be an exception in some cases so you may want to talk to an advocate at your local victim service program.
No. The services provided by a county victim service program and the district attorney’s office are free.
Law enforcement may have already given you a brochure that has basic information about the rights for victims of crime and available services. Listed in that brochure are the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the victim service program in your county that you can contact for assistance. Or, if you return to the juvenile justice flow chart you will see an “R” listed beside each step in the juvenile justice system where you, as a victim of crime, have a specific right.
No. These specific rights are provided to people who were victims of crime in Pennsylvania. Each state provides rights to people who were victimized by crime. For assistance, you may want to call your local victim service program for help in locating a victim service program in the state in which you were a victim.