Governments of Floyd County and City of Rome, GA

Floyd County

Victim Witness Assistance Program

Who We Are

The Floyd County Victim Witness Assistance Program was established in 1986 as a department of the Rome District Attorney’s Office. We currently employ a Program Director and 5 Victim Advocates.

What We Do

Victim Advocates provide notification of court events & support to crime victims and their families. Victim Advocates ensure that victims are afforded the rights to which they are entitled under the Georgia Crime Victims Bill of Rights. Services provided to victims by this program include, but are not limited to:

Notification of all Superior court hearings and proceedings, including scheduling changes, at the written request of the victim,
Information on the status and progress of the case,
A liaison to the court along with the prosecutor/Assistant District Attorney who has been assigned to the criminal case,
Arrange Interpreter services if needed,
Accompaniment & support of victims to court proceedings,
A safe and secure area for victims and witnesses to wait before testifying,
Assistance in Family Violence hearings if there is a pending criminal case,
Information and referrals to social service agencies, counseling services and other organizations,
Assistance in completing forms, such as a Notification Request, a Victim Impact Statement, a Crime Victims Compensation Application, Restitution Request etc.
The Victim Witness Assistance Program is located within the District Attorney's Office in the Floyd County Courthouse at 3 Government Plaza, Rome, GA. Visitors may park for one hour in the parking lot off North Fifth Avenue which is in front of the Floyd County Courthouse and next to the Historic Courthouse. For more extended periods, parking is available at the parking deck on Tribune Street behind the Law Enforcement Center. Location Map.

Sandy Kunneman~  Program Director

Julie Tomlin~ Victims Compensation Advocate 

Lauren Thacker~ Victim Advocate -Courtroom A- Judge Niedrach

Brooke Doucette~ Victim Advocate-Courtroom D- Judge Johnson

Leigha Davenport~ Victim Advocate-Courtroom C- Judge Wetherington

Brittany Dobson~ Victim Advocate-Courtroom B- Judge Sparks

The Victim Witness Assistance Program also accepts volunteer interns from local high schools and colleges. Send resumes & letters of interest to Sandy Kunneman: 

The Victim Witness Assistance Program does not discriminate against individuals or groups on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, immigration status or disability. If you believe you have been the target of discrimination, you have the right to file a civil rights complaint. Information on how to file a civil rights complaint can be found on the Office of Justice Programs website: .

Victim Assistance Program Forms

Once an arrest has been made our office will make every effort to mail the forms listed below to the address that victims provide to Law Enforcement Officers.  We make every effort to mail the forms out with in a few days after the arrest of the accused. If you have any questions about completing these forms, please call our office at (706) 291-5210 and ask to speak to one of our Victim Advocates. If a victim's address changes after the arrest/incident please print the forms below and return them to our office or call our office to speak to a Victim Advocate, we will be happy to assist you. Victims may also print the forms, complete them, and mail them to our office:  

  • Victim Witness Assistance Program
  • 3 Government Plaza 
  • Suite 220
  • Rome, GA 30161