witness protection program

Definition of "witness protection program"
  1. A government initiative designed to safeguard individuals who provide crucial testimony in severe criminal cases, usually through measures such as assistance in forming a new identity or relocating to a safe place
How to use "witness protection program" in a sentence
  1. The accused was so intimidating that the prosecution witness had to be placed in the witness protection program for safety.
  2. After his testimony against the mob boss, he entered the witness protection program and started a new life in a different city.
  3. The witness protection program provides a safety net for people who fear retaliation after providing critical evidence in serious criminal trials.

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