We provide support in dealing with the pain and suffering associated with the homicide, when the survivors are usually totally misunderstood by their friends and relatives. JHV provides support for victims who fight for their rights. Help in coping with a complex legal system and law enforcement officials by providing an understanding of their role in the criminal justice system.
We provide counseling and referrals to appropriate agencies set up by the state and county to give various forms of assistance including financial assistance as warranted. Knowledgeable advice and involvement in the arraignment, preliminary hearing and the trial of the accused with members attending sessions whenever possible. JHV also assists in gathering data for parole hearings. JHV conducts periodic seminars that help explain Victim Rights and what to expect throughout the legal process. Law enforcement, District Attorney staff, victim advocates and other professionals participate and assist victims of crime to understand their rights.