Know your advocates

There are many rights that victims are entitled to during the criminal justice process. These are also numerous resources and support services that may be available. The Placer County District Attorney’s Victim Advocates are trained to support victims of crime. They are knowledgeable about the criminal justice process as well as community resources and services. They provide emotional support, victims’ rights information, help in finding needed resources and assistance in filling out crime victim-related forms. Our advocates frequently accompany victims and their family members to court throughout the criminal justice proceedings. Advocates work closely with other organizations, such as county resources, community services and CalVCB, to provide help or information for the victims we serve. 

Many services are provided to victims by state law:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Resource and Referral Assistance
  • Referrals to Direct Counseling (in-person or telephone contact for guidance and emotional support)
  • CalVCB application assistance for crime benefits
  • Property Return
  • Orientation to the Criminal Justice System; 
  • Court Escort; 
  • Presentations and Training for Criminal Justice Agencies; 
  • Public Presentations; 
  • Case Status/ Case Disposition; 
  • Notification of Family/Friends; 
  • Employer Notification/Intervention; and 
  • Restitution Assistance.  
  • Optional Services may be provided by the advocates as needed/requested.   


  • Physical Assault, 
  • Sexual Assault, 
  • Arson, 
  • Bullying, 
  • Burglary, 
  • Child Physical Abuse or Neglect, 
  • Child Pornography, 
  • Child Sexual Abuse/Assault, 
  • Domestic and/or Family Violence, 
  • DUI/DWI Incidents, 
  • Elder Abuse or Neglect, 
  • Hate Crimes (Racial, religious, gender, sexual orientation), 
  • Identity Theft/Fraud/Financial Crimes, 
  • Kidnapping, 
  • Vehicular Victimizations, 
  • Robbery, Stalking/Harassment, Survivors of Homicide Victims, & Teen Dating Victimization



Information and Referral 

  • Information about the court process
  • Information about victim rights and how to obtain notification 
  • Referrals to other programs and services 

Advocacy and Support 

  • Accompaniment to emergency forensic examination 
  • Accompaniment to law enforcement interviews 
  • Transportation assistance to and from hearings and meetings with prosecution/law enforcement 
  • Interpreter services 

Emotional Support or Safety Services 

  • Crisis Intervention including safety planning 
  • Referrals to counseling and case management programs 
  • Emergency Financial Assistance 

Shelter/Housing Services

  • Transitional Housing 
  • Emergency Shelters or Safe Houses 
  • Relocation Assistance 

Criminal Justice Assistance

  • Victim Notification 
  • Victim Impact Statement 
  • Restitution 
  • Provide copies of Criminal Protective Order (CPO)
  • Support victims during Prosecution Interviews

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I am here to walk with you every step of the way, you can do it! Yo estoy aqui para caminarlos a cad
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