"To ensure all victims of crime are treated with dignity"

The 16th Judicial District Attorney's Victim- Witness Assistance Program has been in effect since 1994. Today we have a staff of six Victim Assistance Coordinators, two in each parish.The office acts as a liaison between the victim and the Criminal Justice System. Our mission is to ensure that all victims of crime are treated with dignity, respect, courtesy and sensitivity. Victims will be given the information, knowledge, assistance and opportunity necessary to participate actively and effectively within the criminal justice system.


Victim Rights in Louisiana-
As a victim of a crime, you have the right to:

Victim-Witness Assistance Division Services:

Responsibilities of Victims of Crime:

AVAILABLE RESOURCES:

V.O.I.C.E - Voices of Innocent Citizens Empowered Mission Statement - VOICE is a support group for the 16th JDC and surrounding area that is committed to providing positive attitudes to address crime related issues with a focus on those related to innocent crime victims and families.

Read a message from Catalene Theriot concerning this new support group serving the 16th Judicial District

VOICE played a very active role in HB940 - Permits criminal defendants in certain cases to waive trial by jury with the consent of the prosecutor and court approval. Act No. 1053 to provide with respect to the waiver of a trial by jury: to provide that a criminal defendant's waiver of a jury trial no later than forty-five days prior to the trial date.

VOICE testified for SB 436 relative to the membership of the Board of Pardons, the Board of Parole, and the Crime Victims Reparations Board; to provide relative to procedures for appointment and selection of members; to authorize the submission of lists of manes by certain organizations; and to provide for related matters. VOICE also testified for SB 736 provides relative to prosecution of certain adults charged for crimes committed as a child.

In addition, VOICE has taken trips to Angola State Penitentiary, FACES Laboratory at LSU, Acadiana Crime Lab, the Governor's mansion and the State Capital while in session. On September 25, 2007, voice held the first Remembrance of Murdered Victims with a candlelight ceremony on the steps of the State Capital.

L.A.V.N.S - Louisiana Automated Victim Notification System
Click here to view a LAVNS brochure.

 

Victim and Witness Forms

The Victim and Witness forms are in the document library. You may print and fax the forms to Catalene Theriot at 337-365-3943.

Public Information Materials

The 16th Judicial District Attorney's Victim-Witness Assistance Division has available to victims a number of brochures on various topics such as:

Crime Victims
Self Protection
Dealing with Anger
Child Sexual Assault
Child Abuse
Domestic Violence
Date Rape
Our office also has a coloring book for children entitled My Day In Court. The book explains what a day in court would be like.

How To Get Help:

It may be weeks before the District Attorney's Office receives cases from law enforcement agencies, however if you have been a victim of a crime and need immediate assistance, you can call our office at:

IBERIA PARISH- 337-369-4431- Catalene B. Theriot, Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist

ST. MARTIN PARISH - 337-394-2220- Renee Hoffpauir, Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist

ST. MARY PARISH- 337-828-4100 EXT. 550, Kathy Tourney, Victim Asst. Cord.

 

 

IBERIA PARISH


Crime Victims Reparations
Iberia Parish Sheriff’’s Office
302 Hacker St.
New Iberia, La, 70560
337-560-4319
Contact person: Rose Rochan

Office of Family Support
SSI, AFDC, Child Care Assistance
Medicaid/Medically Needy
337-373-0060

Office of Community Services
New Iberia, La. 70560
337-373-0026

SNAP
New Iberia, La. 70560
337-367-7627

The Sexual Abuse Response Center
337-269-1557
337-365-0880

Rape Crisis Line
337-233-7273

Crime Victims Services Bureau
Status of Sentenced Inmates
225-342-1056
AVAILABLE RESOURCES

ST. MARTIN PARISH


Crime Victims Reparations
St. Martin Parish Sheriff
St. Martinville, La. 70582
337-394-3012

Office of Family Support
SSI, AFDC, Child Care Assistance
Medicaid/Medically Needy
337-394-5545

Office of Community Services
St. Martinville, La 70582
337-394-6081

New Start Center
St. Martinville, La. 70582
337-394-8559

The Sexual Abuse Response Center
337-269-1557
337-365-0880

Rape Crisis Line
337-233-7273

Elderly Crime Victim Assistance
St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office
Breaux Bridge, La.
337-332-2131
800-738-3071

Crime Victims Services Bureau Status of Sentenced Inmates
225-342-1056

ST. MARY PARISH

Crime Victims Reparations
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
Courthouse Building
Franklin, La. 70538

Office of Family Support
SSI, AFDC, Child Care Assistance
Medicaid/Medically Needy
337-828-0310

Office of Community Services
Franklin, La. 70538
337-828-5278

Chez Hope
Franklin, La. 70538
337-828-4200

The Sexual Abuse Response Center
337-269-1557
337-365-0880

Rape Crisis Line
337-233-7273

Crime Victims Services Bureau Status of Sentenced Inmates
225-342-1056



Victim & Witness Assistance Division

Worthless Checks
White Collar Crime
Child Support
Victim/Witness Assistance Services
Juvenile Drug Court
Pretrial Diversion
Adult Drug Court
Misdemeanor Probation
Senior Citizen Services
Family Service Division
Families In Need of Services (FINS)
 

Document Library

Voices of Innocent Citizens Empowered Mission Statement

Letter from Catalene Theriot

Victim Questionnaire

Victim Impact Statement

Victim Impact Statement for Families of Homicide Victims

Business Victim Impact Statement

Victim Restitution Form (Misdemeanor)

Victim Restitution Form (Felony)

LAVNS Brochure