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Santa Cruz County Office of the District Attorney Victim Services Program

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General Agency Information
Name:Santa Cruz County Office of the District Attorney Victim Services Program
Alternate Name(s):Victim Witness Center
Address:701 Ocean Street, Room 200
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Primary Phone:831-454-2010
Fax Number:831-454-2612
Email Address:DAO@co.santa-cruz.ca.us
Website:sccounty01.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/DAInternet/victim.asp
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8am-12 and 1-5pm
Description:Services are offered to the victims of violent crimes and other eligible family members. These crimes include sexual assault, elder abuse, physical and sexual child abuse, domestic violence, murder, attempted murder, assault, robbery, homicide, hit-and-run accidents with injury, and driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or drugs that causes injury or death.

The services provided include:
*Coordination with Criminal Justice Agencies
*Crisis Intervention
*Assistance with Claims Reimbursement
*Counseling
*Court Escort
*Explanation of Court Procedures and Case Status Information
*Liaison and Referral to Community Resources
*Information Regarding Restraining Orders
*Follow-up Support to Victims and Their Families
*Employer Notification and Creditor Intervention
*Bereavement and Injury Notification
*Restitution Information
*Victims' Rights
*Victims' Marsy Rights - English/Spanish


ELIGIBILITY: Anyone wishing information on violent crime victims' rights and resources is welcomed, especially domestic violence, sexual assault, child molestation, assault with injury, and drunk driving with injury/death.

FUNDING SOURCE: Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, California Emergency Management Agency
Mission:The mission of the Victim/Witness Program is to inform, assist, and support victims of violent crime in their interactions with the criminal justice system, and to protect their rights in a manner no less vigorous than the protection afforded to criminal defendants.

Victims will be treated with dignity and respect to reduce the trauma and insensitive treatment that can be experienced in the aftermath of a crime. We will also work to improve the system's understanding of the needs of crime victims and their families.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Two Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:None
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:See Description Notes
 
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Santa Cruz County Office of the District Attorney
 
Subject Headings
 Bereavement Counseling
Crime Victim Compensation
Crime Victim Support
Crime Victim Support Groups
Crime Victim/Witness Counseling
Crime Witness Support
Crisis Intervention
Government Agencies
Information and Referral
This record last modified January 14, 2014

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