Crime Victim / Witness Program

The Crime Victim / Witness Coordinators in the County Attorney’s Office are responsible for informing and assisting victims and witnesses throughout the court process. They notify crime victims and witnesses of court hearings, answer their questions regarding the court process, and assist in the gathering of restitution and other important information for the court’s review.

The Crime Victim / Witness Coordinators are Brandy Harder and Monica Eskew-Weber. Brandy is primarily responsible for assisting victims involving crimes against property and non-domestic violence crimes. Monica Eskew is primarily responsible for assisting victims of crimes involving family violence or sexual assaults.

The roles of victims and witnesses begin when a crime occurs. Once the crime is reported, law enforcement initiates an investigation. Victims and witnesses may be called upon to assist in the investigation, and in the event charges are filed, to testify in court.

By bringing the offender to justice:

  • The offender is held accountable for his or her actions
  • Others are discouraged from committing crimes
  • The offender is rehabilitated, if possible; and public safety is insured