Description:Victim Services assists victims of violent crimes and/or family members of victims of violent crime who have suffered bodily injury, the threat of injury and/or emotional trauma as a result of a violent crime. The crime report is used to verify that a crime occurred, as well as to establish eligibility for benefits. Victim Advocates provide crisis intervention, emergency assistance, and/or resource and referral assistance. The advocates assist victims with the process of filing a claim for state compensation through the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) for medical, mental health or burial expenses, resulting from a violent crime that is not covered by any other source of reimbursement, such as medical, vehicle or homeowners insurance. If applicable and eligible, a victim and/or family members of the victim can also file a CalVCP claim for compensation for income or support loss. CalVCP does not compensate monetary, or property loss or damage, or pain and suffering. The main Victim Services office is located in the Hall of Justice, 400 County Center, DA’s Office, 3rd Floor in Redwood City. There is also a satellite office located in the Northern Court Building, 1050 Mission Road, DA’s Office in South San Francisco.
Public Transit:SAMTRANS, CALTRAIN stop within 3 blocks.
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 37.4882258 -122.2308181 Human Services
- Disabled Parking
- Disabled Restroom
Service Description:Assists victims of violent crimes and/or family members of victims of violent crimes.
Audience:Victims of violent crime and/or family members of victims of violent crime.
Eligibility:Victims of a violent crime and/or family members of victims of violent crimes may be eligible for services when there are no other sources of reimbursement. Victims must cooperate with law enforcement in the apprehension and conviction of the suspect.
How to Apply:Victims are identified and contacted about Victim Services through law enforcement crime reports. Individuals interested in Victim Services may also call for information in order to determine if they are eligible for services.
Service Wait Estimate:No wait for Crisis Intervention or Resource Referral Assistance. Average of 4-6 months for payment of medical bills, therapy bills, lost wages or other related crime expenses.
- San Mateo County