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Victim/Witness Assistance

The Victim/Witness Assistance Project of Beaver County exists to provide all crime victims and witnesses the services afforded them by the Pennsylvania Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights, while allowing each to maintain integrity, confidentiality and dignity. 

Services Provided

  • Advocacy
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Court Orientation
  • Case Status
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Outreach
  • Victim Impact Statements
  • Information/Referral
  • County/State Prisoner Release Notifications
  • Sentencing Notifications
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Victim’s Compensation
  • Victim Rights Notification
  • Property Return
  • Restitution
  • Witness Management
  • Witness Instructions

The Beaver County Victim/Witness Assistance Project is a sub-division of the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office.   The Victim/Witness Office employs a full-time Director, Assistant Director, Counselor/Advocate, and Juvenile Advocate.  These positions are 100% grant funded through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

The job of the Victim/Witness Office is to ensure that victims and witnesses of crime know of the rights and services afforded them by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and to ensure that they receive them.  Victim Advocates accompany, support, and explain.  They prepare victims and witnesses for whatever follows violence; from immediate needs to the final stages of the Criminal Justice System.  A crime victim’s experience with the Criminal Justice System is a difficult one.  We strive to guide victims through these experiences with the compassion and dignity that they deserve.  Advocates work with all victims of crime, from bad check cases to homicide.

The Victim/Witness Office strives to make a crime victim feel whole again whether it be physically, emotionally, or financially.  The Victim/Witness Office will make any necessary referrals to support groups, counselors, or other agencies for assistance.  

The Victim/Witness Assistance Project also offers the opportunity to be enrolled in state and county offender release notification programs when a defendant is incarcerated.  These programs ensure that a victim is notified when an offender is released, transferred, or escapes from county jail or state prison.

To enroll for a County Inmate click here:  www.vinelink.com

To Check the Status of a State Inmate click here:  www.cor.state.pa.us

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency would appreciate your willingness to participate in a brief survey that will play a vital role in its ongoing efforts to enhance resources within your community. Thank you so much for your valuable contribution. 


You may take the survey using the following link.


Or you may take it by using the following QR code.

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If you have any questions, please contact the PCCD Office of Victim Services at  RA-CDCDOVSINITIATIVE@pa.gov

County Offender Release Notification

PA Department of Corrections (Inmate Locator)

Women’s Center of Beaver County

PA Megans Law Website

PA Crime Victim’s Website

PA Coalition Against Rape

Contact Information

Stephen Jurich, Director
Phone: 724-773-8570
Fax: 724-728-7678
Email: sjurich@beavercountypa.gov

Ashlea Barton, Assistant Director
Phone: 724-773-8573
Fax: 724-728-7678
Email: abarton@beavercountypa.gov
Candy Wooster, Victim Advocate
Phone: 724-773-8571
Fax: 724-728-7678
Jaycee Swogger, Adult/Juvenile Victim Advocate
Phone: 724-773-8567
Fax: 724-728-7678
Email: jswogger@beavercountypa.gov