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    6 Going to Court

    In most circumstances, you are permitted to attend the trial of the person charged with harming you. In some cases, you may be asked to testify as a witness at the offender's trial. If you have questions or anxieties about attending court, here are some suggestions:
    • Look through the Victims Guide to the Criminal Justice System.
    • Call the police officer investigating your case.
    • If you are a victim of sexual or domestic assault, contact the Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center. The staff may be able to assist you with your fears, or accompany you to the court house.
      Contact the Sexual Assault Center. toll-free at 1-800-431-6121.

    Step 7 The trial is finished, now what?


    1. Seek Immediate Medical and Police Aid
    2. Your Involvement with the Police
    3. Seek Advice and Ongoing Assistance
      3.1 Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)
      3.2 Victim Support Line (VSL)
      3.3 Sexual Assault / Rape Crisis Centers (SAC)
      3.4 Interval House
      3.5 Emergency Legal Advice
      3.6 Compensation
      3.7 Child Witnesses
    4. Information About the Criminal Justice System
    5. Making Your Views Known
    6. Going to Court
    7. The trial is finished, now what?
    8. The offender has become eligible for parole. What can I do?
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