Mission Statement:

It is the goal of the Schuylkill County Victim/Witness Assistance Program to provide services to all victims and witnesses of crime who request such, in accordance and compliance with the Pennsylvania Crime Victims "Bill of Rights," Act 111 of 1998 and the Standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Furthermore, it is our goal to treat all victims and witnesses with respect and dignity and to encourage and support their participation in the criminal justice system to the level and extent they choose however possible.

VINE, which stands for Victim Information and Notification Everyday, allows crime victims to access timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Victims and other concerned citizens can register to be notified by phone, email, text message (SMS), or TTY device when an offender's custody status changes. Registrations are anonymous and can be done online or by calling toll free at (866) 847-1298.