Victim Services

About the Department

Bradford County Victim Services seeks to empower all victims of crime with knowledge and a voice in the system. In an effort to make a victims’ experience less stressful, Victim Services strives to keep victims informed through every step of the Criminal Justice process.

Department Services

Victims are indentified in each case that is bound over to the Court of Common Pleas from the District Justice Offices. Juvenile Charging Sheets are reviewed for the same purpose. Victims are kept informed as to the status of the case in which they are involved, to the extent they request. Victims are assisted with navigating through the Criminal Justice System and Juvenile Justice System. Victims are afforded the opportunity to make oral victim impact statements at sentencing proceedings or simply observe court in session.

Other services include Court Accompaniment, Courtroom Orientation, Court tours for the children, Preparation for Court Testimony, Supportive Counseling and Notifications during the criminal process, assistance with Victim Impact Statements, claims for restitution, filing for the Victim Compensation Assistance Program, and Enrollment in the Inmate Status Notification Program.

Department Director

Danielle E. Chamberlain-Gorman:
Danielle is the Victim Witness Coordinator for the County and she is located in the District Attorney’s Office. Danielle has over 5 years experience in the Criminal Justice System and holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Marywood University.

Related Links

  • PA SAVIN – To access information regarding County inmates and to receive notification of their release from jail. www.pacrimevictims.state.pa.us
  • OVA – Office of the Victim Advocate provides access to information regarding State inmates and offers victims the opportunity to have input on parole release. www.ova.state.pa.us
  • PCCD – The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency provides information for crime victims at www.pccd.state.pa.us and click on the link "Victims of Crime".
  • MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving provide support to those victims whose lives have been affected by drunk drivers. www.madd.org

Contact the Department

Bradford County Courthouse
301 Main Street
Towanda,PA 18848
Phone: (570) 265-1759
gormand@bradfordco.org

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