Handbook for Victims and Witnesses

The Camden County Prosecutor's Office recognizes its basic duty to protect citizens from violent crimes and property crimes. We are very much aware that a crime is not solely a wrong against the State, but more importantly, it is a wrong committed against a victim.

The Office of Victim Witness Advocacy within the Prosecutor's Office ensures that the rights of crime victims and witnesses are protected.

The Criminal Justice System has begun to give proper attention to those called upon to assist and testify in the prosecution of people charged with crimes. Victims of crime may experience emotional trauma, physical pain and financial loss. For most, there is tremendous confusion regarding the Criminal Justice System and how it works. We are committed to addressing your special needs and are here to offer you our support and answer your questions about your vital role in our justice system.

The Camden County Prosecutor's Office is required by law to provide defense attorneys with names, addresses and telephone numbers of witnesses for the State. Defense counsel may contact you to discuss what you know about the case. If this happens, you have the right to choose whether or not you will talk to the defense attorney or someone representing his office. You also have the right to have someone from the Camden County Prosecutor's Office or your personal attorney present at the interview.

It is our hope that the services and information provided in this brochure will help you to prepare for the events which you may encounter as your case proceeds to its conclusion.

Camden County Prosecutor Office 25 North 5th Street Camden, New Jersey 08102 856-225-8400

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Warren W. Faulk, PROSECUTOR

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Gladys E. Rodriguez

First Assistant Prosecutor

Mark Chase

Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor

Mark Nicholas

Acting Chief of Detectives