Napa County Disctrict Attorney's Office Victim Services Divisionhttps://www.countyofnapa.org/1150/About-Victim-Witness-Services
What We Do:
The Napa County Victim / Witness Assistance Program works to reduce the trauma, frustration and inconvenience experienced by victims, witnesses, and family members affected by crime. We do this by providing a wide variety of services to victims of crime and their families, in addition to supporting victims and witnesses throughout the criminal justice process. No one in our society asks to be a victim or witness, yet it happens every day. Our office is dedicated to assisting victims of crime with the physical, emotional and financial injuries caused by crime; and to improve the criminal justice system‚??s treatment of victims in the process. We are committed to helping crime victims and their families reorganize and reclaim their lives. We do so by informing victims of their legal rights and how to exercise those rights, as well as linking them to other local and state services including compensation for their losses and counseling to empower and heal through their journey. Victim/witness services also promote public awareness of victim services, victims' rights, and appropriate referrals through public presentations, publicity, and outreach events.
Who We Are:
The Victim Services Division at the Napa County District Attorney's Office provides comprehensive services to crime victims, their families, and witnesses of all types of crime pursuant to California Penal Code section 13838. Our Services are offered in hopes to reduce trauma, frustration, and inconveniences involved in victimization and help victims of crime move to reorganize and reclaim their lives. We assist victims from the very beginning of their contact to the conclusion of the criminal justice, and beyond, depending on their needs. Victim advocates can assist crime victims even if a suspect is not identified or if criminal charges have not been filed. There is no requirement that you report to police to receive our services. Program services are free of charge and available for victims from all walks of life and experiences, regardless of age, background, and/or immigration status. Services include but are not limited to: * Information on victims' rights (Marsy's Law) * Crisis Intervention * Immediate safety and basic needs assessment * Criminal Justice information and advocacy * Linkages to other supportive services * Victim compensation application assistance * Criminal case status notification * Courtroom accompaniment * Property return * Restitution assistance * Victim impact statements * Notification to friends, relatives, and employers * Intervention with employers, creditors, and schools * Public presentations