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Victim Services

Victim ServicesIn 2015, the TBI launched a Victim Services program to ensure the victims and witnesses involved in TBI investigations know their rights, the TBI investigative process, and the criminal justice process, as required by federal and state law.

As part of the program, TBI's Victim Services Coordinators refer victims to any available community resources to meet their assessed needs as a result of the crime committed against them. TBI personnel also update victims and their families about their case, thereby allowing TBI's Special Agents to spend more time on investigative methods.

Focusing on TBI victims and building rapport with them and their families fosters a more conducive environment for meaningful information-sharing and better victim testimonials for any future court proceedings.