Defendants convicted in Mason County are ordered to pay a fee that helps fund a crime victim program with the prosecuting attorney's office. This program assists the attorneys with victims and witnesses for hearings and trials and preparing paperwork for court. Program support includes: direct communication with the victims and witnesses; referrals to other agencies and programs such as the Department of Labor and Industries Crime Victim Compensation program and the crisis clinic; coordinates with the Department of Corrections on case tracking and victim location; and finally, at times, provides transportation for victims and witnesses to court hearings.