The Government District Attorney’s office is committed to helping victims of crime and vigorously protecting their rights. Since 1977, the Victim-Witness Assistance Program has been providing essential services to victims and witnesses of crimes of violence or threat of violence.
Our goal is to help you move from being a victim to being a survivor. If you need assistance in obtaining counseling, please contact Victim-Witness Assistance Program (800)-380-3811. We can refer you to counseling centers near your home.
The following list provides information (by state) for Victims of Violent Crimes (VAP) seeking financial assistance.
Please click on the state you reside in for more information.
District of Columbia
Victim Compensation Program for California
California Victim Compensation Program
There are 59 Victim Witness Assistance Centers — one in each county and one more in the City of Los Angeles — that work directly with the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) to assist victims. You can call a victim advocate at the center in your area for help with completing and submitting an application and to learn more about the criminal justice system.