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Victim Witness Division

  • Greene County Victim Witness Program Feedback Survey


    The Greene County Victim/Witness Assistance Program is funded by the County of Greene and by a grant provided by the Department of Criminal Justices Services; and is operated by and located in the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. This program helps to ensure that crime victims and witnesses receive fair and compassionate treatment while understanding their rights in the Criminal Justice System.


    The Greene County Victim Witness Assistance Program works with the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Victims of Crime Act to provide the following services to victims and witnesses of criminal offenses in Greene County:

    • Assistance with Emergency, Preliminary, and Final Protective Orders
    • Advance Notification Assistance for Court Hearings
    • Case Status Updates
    • Separate Waiting Areas for Court
    • Financial Assistance (Restitution/Virginia Victim’s Fund/Travel Compensation)
    • Custody Status of Prisoner/Offender
    • Scheduling Victim/Witness Meetings with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office
    • Courtroom Escort
    • Interpreter Assistance for English as a Second Language and the Hearing-Impaired
    • Victim/Witness Confidentiality
    • Closed Preliminary Hearing Assistance
    • Courtroom Tours
    • Victim Impact Statements
    • Appeals/Habeas Corpus Information
    • Crisis Center Referrals
    • Emergency Shelter Assistance/Referrals
    • Crime Prevention Tips
    • Safety Planning
    • Counseling/Mental Health Assistance Referrals
    • Scheduling Emergency Forensic Medical Appointments
    • Employer Intercession
    • Victim/Witness Evidence Retrieval Assistance


    The Greene County Victim/Witness Assistance Program is partnered with the following agencies:
    Greene County Sheriff’s Office
    • Greene County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office
    Greene County Department of Social Services
    Shelter for Help in Emergency
    Foothills Child Advocacy Center
    ReadyKids (Inside Out Counseling)
    Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)
    The AWARE Foundation
    • National Ground Intelligence Center Victim Advocates
    16th District Court Services Unit
    Greene Alliance of Church/Community Efforts, Inc. (GRACE)


    Victim/Witness Assistance Program Director:                   Ashley Burruss

    Office Phone Number:                                                            (434)-985-8682 ext. 408

    Office Fax Number:                                                                  (434-985-3373

    Program Email:                                                                         aburruss@gcvasheriff.us

    Office Location:                                                                        Greene County Sheriff’s Office

    10005 Spotswood Trail Stanardsville, VA 22973

    Greene County Victim Witness Program Feedback Survey