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The King County Prosecutor's Office Victim Assistance Unit (VAU) automatically notifies victims and survivors of victims named in the charging language when felony charges are filed.

  • Mission Statement
  • If you are a victim of a crime, these agencies can help:

    • Victim Support Services (external link):
      Formerly known as Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims
      Provides community-based support services to victims of all types of crime.
      1-800-346-7555 24-Hour helpline
    • King County WA VINE (external link):
      Victims of crime have a right to know about their offender's custody status.  With this service victims can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes.
      Call toll-free 877-425-8463.

    Restitution

    Victims have the right to be reimbursed for losses caused directly in the commission of a crime.

    Criminal restitution is money ordered by the court and paid by the offender. It is ordered at the time the offender is sentenced. Monies are paid to the Superior Court Clerk and then disbursed to the victim.

    For assistance in this process, or if you would like to be informed of case status or notice of hearings, please contact:

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    Adult Felonies,
    Seattle

    Victim Assistance Unit
    King County Prosecutor's Office
    King County Courthouse, E560
    516 Third Avenue
    Seattle, Washington 98104-2362
    206-477-3743
    FAX: 206-205-6104
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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    Adult Felonies,
    Kent

    Victim Assistance Unit
    Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center
    401 Fourth Avenue North, #2A
    Kent, Washington 98032-4429
    206-477-3757
    FAX: 206-205-7475
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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    Juvenile Cases

    All Juvenile Court Cases
    Victim Assistance Unit
    King County Prosecutor's Office
    Juvenile Division
    1211 East Alder Street, 5th Floor
    Seattle, Washington 98122-5553
    206-477-3035
    FAX: 206-296-8838
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    email: vau.juvenile@kingcounty.gov

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    Administrative Professionals Week, by NAVFAC
    Michigan Virtual Assistant Conference, by Pat (Cletch) Williams
    Healthcare Assistants, by University of Fraser Valley

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