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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 5: Programs created and maintained by district attorneys; services

Section 5. Each district attorney shall create and maintain, to the extent reasonably possible and subject to the available resources, a program to afford victims and witnesses of crimes the rights and services described in this chapter. Those services shall include but not be limited to the following:

(a) court appearance notification services, including cancellations of appearances;

(b) informational services relative to the availability and collection of witness fees, victim compensation and restitution;

(c) escort and other transportation services related to the investigation or prosecution of the case, if necessary;

(d) case process notification services;

(e) employer intercession services;

(f) expedited return of property services;

(g) protection services;

(h) family support services including child and other dependent care services;

(i) waiting facilities; and

(j) social service referrals.