2103 Wells Street
Ph: (808) 270-7695
Fax: (808) 242-0922
The Victim Witness Assistance Division was started in 1982 as a unit of the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney. The division is a part of the state-wide network of victim / witness services provided under the guidelines of the State Attorney General.
The division's purpose is to help ensure that victims and witnesses are treated with compassion, dignity, understanding and respect by the criminal justice system.
The division primarily assists in cases of serious violent crimes including:
- Sexual assaults
- Offenses involving child victims
- Abuse of household members
- Robbery and physical assaults
Assistance is given also to other victims of non-violent crimes who have special requests or needs.