DA Conley firmly believes that as prosecutors, the most fundamental duty is to serve the victims of crime, and to that end, he employs more than three dozen victim advocates at each of the nine district and municipal courthouses in Suffolk County, as well as in specialized Superior Court trial teams. Advocates orient witnesses, victims and their families to the criminal justice system and provide emotional support during what is often a life-changing series of events.
Victim Witness Advocates also provide the following rights and services:
If you have been victimized by crime or are scheduled to testify as a witness, please contact the Victim Witness Assistance Program at (617) 619-4200.
Special services are available for victims and witnesses with disabilities.
The Victim Witness Assistance Program will arrange for a foreign language or sign language interpreter for witnesses and victims who do not speak English.
Children who must testify in court often find the experience confusing and frightening. The District Attorney’s Victim Witness Assistance Program is specially equipped to prepare children for their courtroom appearance.
By law, funds are provided to reimburse victims of violent crime for medical bills and other expenses related to their victimization, dependents or family members of homicide victims, or any person responsible for the funeral expenses of a homicide victim.
Through the Attorney General’s Victim Compensation Division, eligible victims of violent crime can receive financial assistance for medical and dental care, mental health counseling, funeral and burial costs, crime scene clean up services, and security measures. To contact the Victim Compensation Division directly, please call: (617) 727-2200 ext. 2160.
To access Victim Compensation forms in English and Spanish, click here.
Links to Helpful Forms
District Court and Superior Court Contact Numbers
Superior Court: (617) 619-4000
Boston Municipal Court: (617) 619 – 4050
Boston Juvenile Court: (617) 619-4222
Brighton District Court: (617) 782-5236
Charlestown District Court: (617) 725-8720
Chelsea District Court: (617) 884-2200
Dorchester District Court: (617) 287-1195
East Boston District Court: (617) 567-8650
Roxbury District Court: (617) 445-8618
South Boston District Court: (617) 269-7777
West Roxbury District Court: (617) 522-4471