[28-111] Victim-witness assistance program. (a) There is established a victim-witness assistance program in the department of the attorney general, whose purpose shall be to provide information, assistance, and support services to the victims of and witnesses to crimes committed in the State.

(b) The attorney general shall allocate and award appropriated funds to counties whose victim-witness assistance units are in substantial compliance with the policies and criteria established. The attorney general and the county prosecutors shall work together to establish victim-witness assistance program policies and criteria which shall not be subject to chapter 91. The county prosecutors shall implement the program in their respective counties.

(c) Any sums appropriated by the State for the victim-witness units in each of the respective counties shall be contingent upon the respective counties providing a minimum of twenty-five per cent of the sum appropriated to each county. [L 1986, c 204, 2]



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