The Grant County Prosecutor's Office and Victim/Witness Unit recognize the special circumstances that surround minor victims and witnesses. Because of this, the Victim/Witness Unit provides special assistance and consideration to minor victims and witnesses. Please review the information below to see what services are available for your child.
In addition to the rights of victims and witnesses provided for in RCW 7.69.030, there shall be every reasonable effort made by law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and judges to assure that child victims and witnesses are afforded the rights enumerated in this section.
Interviews are frequently a part of the trial preparation for both the prosecuting attorney (attorney for the state) and the defense attorney (attorney for the offender/defendant.) To reduce the impact and stress on a child victim, we strive to have as few interviews as possible.
Continued trial or hearing dates are an unfortunate reality in criminal cases. These continuances are often necessary for one reason or another. However, in certain cases where a minor is the victim of the charged crime, the State of Washington legislature recognizes the serious detrimental effect that continuance can have on the minor victim.