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18 East 22nd St.
Kearney, Nebraska 68847
Ph: (308) 233-3215
Rights of Victims & Witnesses
Upon request, you have the right to:
  • Be notified of all court proceedings, case status and final case disposition.
  • Have court hearings and procedures explained to you.
  • Be notified of the release or escape from custody of the defendant, if it is a felony case.
  • Be free from intimidation.
  • Information on application for witness fees, restitution and compensation.
  • Be told of financial assistance and social services available.
  • Transportation to court proceedings, and a secure waiting area at those proceedings.
  • Complete a Victim Impact Statement for use in court before sentencing.
  • Prompt return of personal property when no longer needed as evidence.
  • To all of the above rights if you are a family member of a homicide victim.

Please contact the Victim/Witness Unit for information about your case or to request any of the above services. The Victim/Witness Unit also provides counseling and educational materials for the victim and educational programs for community groups and schools.