Victims of violent crime can experience major financial losses and emotional suffering. Donations to the Victim/Witness Assistance Division can help by providing for victims of crime and their specific needs when other state or grant funds are unable to assist. Donations may also support crime victim-related public education and outreach activities.
The Victim/Witness Assistance Division can assist victims in applying for assistance from the California Victim and Government Claims Board? in Sacramento. Losses that are covered include medical and counseling services, assistance with funeral/burial expenses, relocation expenses for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and crime-scene clean-up. The fully trained staff provides excellent referral services designed to help victims with their recovery. In addition, staff offers court support for those victims called to testify in a criminal jury trial.