The Pretrial Witness Protection Services Fund program (PWPSF) is administered by the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS). DPS may make funds available to Missouri law enforcement agencies to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of victims/witnesses of violent crime and their family members if their testimony might subject them to danger or bodily injury. These services may continue so long as such danger exists.

Participation in the PWPSF program is restricted to law enforcement agencies only. The PWPSF program operates on a reimbursement basis only; in order to be reimbursed the law enforcement agency must first pay/obligate funds. Claims for reimbursement are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The amount and availability of funds for the PWPSF program are contingent upon appropriations.

PPVVC Notice of Funding Opportunity - Updated 8/2/2023

PPVVC Powerpoint - Updated 3/7/2024

Pre-Approval Request Form - Must contact DPS-OVC at 573-751-5954 or to obtain access.


Connie Berhorst
Program Manager
(573) 751-2771
Michelle Parks
Senior Program Specialist
(573) 751-5954