Victim Witness Assistance Center
Municipal Court Building
1050 Mission Road
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Hall of Justice
400 County Center, 3rd Floor
Redwood City, CA
If you are a victim who has suffered physical injury or the threat of injury as the result of a crime, we may be able to assist you. Our program provides assistance to eligible victims and/or their family members for out-of-pocket losses, resulting from specific, qualifying crimes. Victims may be eligible for reimbursement through the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP). This program is a “payer of last resort” meaning if there is any other source of reimbursement (i.e. medical or vehicle insurance), that reimbursement must be utilized first. Victim Services staff will assist victims and/or their family members with filing their claim(s).
The crime must be reported to law enforcement.
The victim must cooperate in the investigation and prosecution of any known suspects.
The victim must not have contributed to the event, which led up to the crime, or be listed as a suspect in the crime.
The victim must not be on Felony Probation or Parole at the time of the incident.
Victim Services can also provide the following services:
Resource & Referral Assistance
Assistance with the Victim Impact Statement
Losses not covered:
(While these losses are not covered under CalVCP, they may be recoverable through court ordered restitution during the defendant's sentencing or by filing a civil lawsuit).
Personal property losses, including cash
Pain and suffering
California Victims' Bill of Rights (Marsy's Law)
California Department of Justice (Marsy's Law)