What should you do if you have become a victim of a crime? Crime victims need to know their options. The resources below will help to empower you and provide avenues for resolution.
First and foremost, file a police report. If you have not already done so, be sure to file a report with your local law enforcement agency.
Learn how to protect yourself from this insidious crime that can ruin your credit and cause you major problems for many years. Our Identity Theft information page provides information on preventing and fighting this growing problem.
Our Domestic Violence information page provides information about domestic violence, annoying/threatening phone calls, and elder/child abuse.
This Domestic Violence and Children: Facts and Resources brochure provides information about the effects of domestic violence on children, and resources for help.
Below are additional links to help victims of domestic violence as well as other crimes.
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- 211 Sacramento
A program of Community Link, 2-1-1 Sacramento provides free, confidential information and referral services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can refer clients to more than 1,600 community services in the Sacramento area.
- My Sister's House
My Sister's House is the first and only non-profit organization to specifically identify and address the unique needs of women and children impacted by domestic violence in the Central Valley's highly diverse Asian and Pacific Islander community.
- River Oak Center for Children
Helping children at risk, troubled teens, and families through mental health services, social services, behavioral therapy, and family counseling.
- Sacramento Citizens' Crime Alert Reward Program
The Sacramento Crime Alert encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.
- Sacramento Crisis Nurseries
24-hour child care to children 0-6 yrs when their parents are experiencing some type of stressful situation which may put the child in an unsafe environment. Can stay anywhere from 24 hours to 30 days.
- Victims of Crime Resource Center
The Center has operated the State of California's confidential, toll-free 1-800-VICTIMS line since 1984. Primarily through the hotline, McGeorge law students provide resource and referral information to victims and their families, victim service providers, and other victim advocates. Callers receive information on matters such as victims compensation, victims' rights in the justice system, restitution, civil suits, the right to speak at sentencing and parole board hearings, as well as information on specific rights of victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and abuse against the disabled.
- Volunteers In Victim Assistance (VIVA)
VIVA is a full service center for victims, witnesses, friends and family members who have experienced a violent crime or trauma.
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- Child Abuse Prevention Council of Sacramento
Seeks to increase public awareness about issues relating to child abuse and neglect. The intent is to build a community which protects its children by recognizing indicators and responding appropriately.
- District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Program
Many victims of crime may suffer physical, emotional, or financial harm due to the crime. Others may face retaliation, intimidation, or may be confused by the criminal justice system. Assistance is available from the Victim/Witness program staff. Trained and experienced advocates provide crisis counseling, orientation to the criminal justice system, community referrals, assistance with applying for victim compensation, a support group for family members of homicide victims, and many other services. Assistance and information is available in several different languages. Special assistance is available to victims of elder abuse and dependent adult abuse.
- A Community for Peace
Free Services for Victims of Domestic Violence that include: 24-hour crisis line (916) 728-7210; in-person crisis intervention; short term peer counseling; safe house referrals; support groups; assistance in obtaining emergency food, clothing, and transportation; court accompaniment and advocacy; hospital accompaniment and advocacy; weekly family law legal clinic; assistance to victims who are filing their own restraining orders; information and referrals; and community education and outreach.
- Restraining Orders
General Information, Civil Harassment, Domestic Violence, Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse, Workplace Violence, and Emergency Protective Orders.
- Sacramento County Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services (APS) is dedicated to maintaining the health and safety of elderly and dependent adults who are victims of abuse or neglect. APS is a state-mandated service program charged with investigating situations involving elderly and dependent adults who are reported to be in danger due to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or hazardous or unsafe living conditions.
- Sacramento County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
The Sacramento County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) envisions a community where agencies representing all sectors of our society work collaboratively to meet the needs of the victims of domestic violence and promote policy on issues regarding domestic violence. The DVCC is comprised of four standing committees: Law Enforcement, Health Care, Domestic Violence Death Review Team, and Community.
- Women Escaping A Violent Environment (WEAVE)
WEAVE provides crisis intervention services to women, men and children in Sacramento County who have experienced domestic violence or have been sexually assaulted. It is WEAVE's mission to bring an end to domestic violence and sexual assault in partnership with our community.
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- Amber Alert
- California Megan's Law
- Department of Consumer Affairs
- Identity Theft Registry
- Missing and Unidentified Persons
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
- Office of Privacy Protection
- Suicide Prevention
- Victim's Bill of Rights - Marsy's Law
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- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Victim Notification Program
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
- National Fraud Information Center
- Office for Victims of Crime
- Sexual Abuse Resources