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COVID-19 - PLEASE READ

During this difficult time, it is important that we do our part to respond to the COVID-19 health concerns. We are committed to protecting victim rights and making the necessary arrangements to ensure that your voice can be heard in a safe manor as well as meeting your financial needs with Crime Victim Compensation.

At this time, the main Weld County courthouse is CLOSED to the public until further notice. Plaza West and the Centennial buildings remain open under certain circumstances. Court hearings will still be held for all criminal, misdemeanor and traffic cases in which the defendant is in-custody.

Court dates have been continued for defendants who are NOT in custody. However, judges will not be setting any hearings regarding modifications of criminal protection orders at this time.

Please contact your Victim Witness Assistant to discuss options for appearing at court hearings (phone or in person) for in-custody defendants, and/or to receive updates on the status of the case. Please know that calls may come from a blocked number.  

Although the Centennial building is open to the public, the Weld County District Attorney’s Office (located in this building,) is CLOSED  until further notice.  If you need to meet with someone in person at the District Attorney’s Office, you must have an appointment.

There is a drop-off box outside the District Attorney’s Office lobby if you need to drop off paperwork for Crime Victim Compensation or Victim Witness if you do not want to mail, email or fax the information.  

We strongly encourage you to mail, email, or fax in any documents that you need to submit.

We thank you for your time, patience, and consideration during this trying period.

Please feel free to call us at (970) 400-4746. You can also send an email to weldvictimwitness@weldgov.com or weldvictimcompensation@weldgov.com .

Also, be sure to check our website www.weldda.com for updates on changes and closures.

Victims Witness Unit

Victim Witness AndreaFor many victims, the frightening experience of a crime is followed by involvement with the legal system, which can be confusing and stressful. The professionals assigned to the Victim Witness Assistance Unit make every effort to assist crime victims in recovering for the physical, emotional and financial impact of a crime.

The Unit is here to provide information about how the court system works and what is happening with your case. Ask us about resources and referrals to help with any additional needs.

*Please keep us updated with your current phone numbers and addresses so we are able to keep you informed about your case

Some services provided to you are listed below:

  • Crime Victim Compensation Program
  • Restitution and Victim Impact Statement assistance
  • Information on the status of your case
  • Court accompaniment
  • On-Call System. This allows you to stay by a phone rather than wait long periods at the courthouse to testify in jury trials
  • Call-Off System. We attempt to call you as soon as we know an event in your case has been continued or called off
  • Witness Fee Information
  • Employer Intervention
  • Referral to other services which may be of help to you,
  • Transportation and lodging, as necessary, when subpoenaed to testify
  • Interpretation and special needs services

Financial Impact of the Crime

The Victim Witness Unit is available to assist you in the completion of a Victim Impact Statement, a request for financial assistance through Restitution, or with a Crime Victim Compensation application.

Subpoenaed for a case?

If you are a victim or witness who has been subpoenaed to attend court, we will keep you apprised of any changes to the court date you are subpoenaed for. Please contact our office with any new phone numbers or addresses to best reach you in the event of a change of date or time in your case.

If you have transportation needs relating to a case you’re subpoenaed for, please contact our office for assistance.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Victim Witness Unit:

Phone: 970-400-4746

Email: weldvictimwitness@weldgov.com

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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