Victims of crime often suffer lifelong emotional and financial hardships. In order to identify gaps in victims’ assistance programs and provide recommendations to enhance services for victims and their families, the Board of Supervisors requested the Los Angeles County District Attorney to report back on the availability of services provided to crime victims.
Currently the District Attorney’s Office provides a number of services to meet the needs of victims in our county. These services, administered by the Victim-Witness Assistance Program under the California Victim Compensation Program include crisis intervention, counseling and assistance in getting property returned.
Other services and assistance programs include creditor intervention, childcare, funeral arrangements, witness protection, transportation and temporary restraining order information.