Victim Witness Assistance Program

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  1. Contact Us

    Address

    825 5th Street, Fifth Floor

    Eureka, CA 95501

     

    Phone

    (707) 445-7417

     

    Office Hours:

    8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Monday -- Friday

Larger hands supporting smaller hands which are holding a heart shaped rock.Victim Witness Assistance Program

 The District Attorney's Office is committed to helping victims of crime and vigorously protecting their rights. Crime affects all ages, races, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Some victims of crime move on with their lives fairly easily, but many suffer a continuing trauma. The main purpose of the Victim Witness Assistance Program is to alleviate trauma and devastating effects of crimes on the lives of victims and their families. Through close partnerships with law enforcement, victim service agencies and groups, our victim advocates are able to guide victims through the court process, help victims receive restitution, provide crisis intervention and provide referrals to counseling and community services.

The D.A. Victim Witness Assistance Program provides the following services to victims of crime: crisis intervention, emergency assistance, case information and referral, case status, disposition and tracking information, court orientation, escort and support, restraining order assistance, and assistance with applying/submitting Victim of Crime applications for financial losses that occur due to crime.

This expedites reimbursements to victims and provides emergency funding for funeral and burial costs, relocation costs to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault crimes, crime scene clean-up expenses, and other verified emergency expenses. Additional services are provided for victim's unique needs.

The Victim Witness Assistance Program was created to help reduce the trauma that victims of crime experience. Advocates and other staff are available to answer questions, provide support to victims and families as well as help them navigate the Criminal Justice System.

The Victim Witness Assistance Program provides these services to crime victims and their family members.

The Victim Witness Assistance Program receives special funding to serve all Native American victims of crime and all victims within the Native American Community, as well as collaborate with both tribal and non-tribal entities to better serve the Native American population, which has been historically underserved in this community. The program focuses on providing support, assistance, and education for domestic violence, sexual assault, homicide, elder abuse, and hate crimes.

D.A. Victim Witness Advocates at the North Coast Rape Crisis Team event: Take Back the Night at Humboldt State University

Four staff members smile to the camera standing at a display offering information on the program.