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Victim Witness Assistance

The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California is committed to ensuring that federal crime victims are afforded all rights to which they are entitled by law. To accomplish this goal, each office in the district has a designated individual to provide victim and witness support. Our role is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. Services provided to crime victims and witnesses by the U.S. Attorney's Office include: notice of case events; information concerning their rights; information about case proceedings and the criminal justice system in general; referrals to medical and/or social service providers; assistance with travel arrangements; and logistical information concerning transportation, parking, child care, etc.

Victims' Rights
List of enumerated rights for victims established by Congress

Resources
Discover national programs that assist crime victims
 

Information for Victims in Large Cases
Provides case status updates for cases
 

Restitution
Learn more about the awarding and collection of restitution

Crime Victims' Rights Ombudsman
Receives and investigates complaints filed by crime victims against DOJ employees

Witness Information
Information for witnesses in federal criminal proceedings

Contact Us
Contact the Victim Witness Coordinator for our district

 

Updated January 4, 2016