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Victim/Witness Services

Office Overview

At any time, anyone can become the victim or witness of a crime. Victims have no choice in becoming victims and may find themselves alone and helpless without resources. The Victim/Witness Services program was created to help with the trauma and confusion the victim suffers as a result of the commission of a crime. The Victim/Witness Services program also assists witnesses through the court process.

Contact Information

Greene County Courthouse
10 East High Street
Suite 304
Waynesburg, PA 15370

Department Contacts:

Sarah Penich
Victim Witness Coordinator
Maureen S. Maher
Deputy Victim Witness Coordinator

Getting Help

The Victim/Witness Services Office, located on the third floor of the Greene County Courthouse in the District Attorney’s Office, is dedicated to assisting victims of all crimes in Greene County. Victims of crime may seek assistance from this office regarding any and all aspects of their criminal experience.

Following are links to organizations with help-line in assisting victims in their time of needed protection:
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Victims' Rights

When someone becomes a victim of violence or crime, it can be one of the most devastating experiences of their life. The State of Pennsylvania has enacted a Victims' Bill of Rights to ensure victims are informed, protected, and supported as much as possible through the criminal and juvenile justice system, and personal recovery.

For more information on the Victims’ Bill of Rights, click here for those interested in the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project.

Greene County Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) — Western Pennsylvania Area 60

    Bereavement Support
    Victim/Witness Assistance Program
    Conducted at various churches throughout Greene County
    Please call 724-852-5229 for support group schedule

    CARE Center, SPHS, Greene County
    35 S. West Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
    100 W. South Street; Carmichaels, PA 15320
    1-800-281-7150

    Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services, Inc. (SPHS)
    300 Chamber Plaza, Charleroi, PA 15022
    Phone: 724-489-9100
    Serving individuals and families throughout Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties
        Email: SPHA Aging Services & 724-489-1100
        SPHS Area Agency on Aging (1-800-734-9603)
        SPHS Medical Services (724-684-8999)
        SPHS CARE Center (724-228-2200)
        SPHS Family Services (724-684-4370)
        SPHS Connect (724-489-8095)
        SPHS Development Services (724-489-8096)
        SPHS Child Care (724-684-KIDS (5437)
        SPHS WIC Program (724-684-4615)

    Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA
    43 N. Morgan Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
    Phone: 724-852-2463 / 24-Hour Hotline: 800-791-4000

    MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
    Western Affiliate Office Phone: 724-256-5600