The Suffolk County District Attorney's Victim Assistance program is a comprehensive program designed to help alleviate some of the trauma associated with being the victim of a crime. Victims, their family members, as well as witnesses often suffer physical, the loss of property or loss of control and sense of security, trauma lasts a lifetime. Being the victim of a crime can have a devastating effect on one's life. While it is possible to give a victim what they truly want, that the traumatic event never happened in their lives, a victims Advocate's mission is to lessen burdens these victims of violence face. The victim Advocate's in the Suffolk Attorney's office assist victims with all facets of cases.