If you or someone you know is being abused, or if you are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Services Advocacy Program in the City of Wichita Prosecutor's Office provides crime victims with support and information regarding the Municipal Court process. Victim advocates assist victims of domestic violence, theft, financial crimes, battery, DUI, and other cases through the Municipal Court process, as well as appeals of those cases to the District Court. These advocates are Court Advocates, not community advocates. For a list of community advocates, please visit the crime page that pertains to you.
Our number one goal is to provide quality assistance to victims so they are included in the court process, their voice is heard in court, and they are connected with any community resource if needed. We do this by:
- Providing immediate and sustained contact with victims to assist them with their participation in court proceedings.
- Providing a network of advocacy services, including referrals to financial, legal, housing, and counseling resources.
- Educating victims about the cycle of violence engaging in safety planning implementation; and
- Improving community awareness of the legal process and the role of the Victim Services Advocates within the City Attorney's Office.
- What should I do if a crime occurs?
Call 911. All crimes must be reported to law enforcement for investigation so that it can be determined if charges should be filed.
- What is a subpoena?
A subpoena is a document you receive from the court ordering you to come to court.
- If I get a subpoena, do I have to come to court?
Yes, a subpoena is a court order to appear. If you are scheduled to be at work, please coordinate with your employer. They are required to allow you time off to appear for a subpoena. If you have a medical issue, please contact our office.
Ignoring a subpoena does not resolve a case, but can prolong it.
Limited English Proficiency Policy
The City of Wichita Law Department is committed to providing equal opportunity in all programs and services to ensure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Download the policy (PDF).