The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is committed to helping victims of crime and protecting their rights. Since 1977, the Victim-Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) has been providing essential services to crime victims and witnesses in Los Angeles County.
Victim services representatives work in courthouses and police stations, providing an array of services to help victims become survivors. Staff members are available to assist victims in several languages. Program services are provided free of charge and there is no legal residency or citizenship requirement. To learn about services provided by VWAP, please click here. For a list of VWAP offices, please click here.
District Attorney personnel also can assist crime victims with the processing of claims with the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP). For more information, call (800) 492-5944.
For more information on CalVCP, call toll-free (800) 777-9229. You also may access program information at www.vcgcb.ca.gov/victims or by writing to CalVCP, P.O. Box 3036, Sacramento, CA 95812-3036.
In addition, VWAP oversees an annual Holiday Giving Drive that provides gifts to crime victims and their families. To learn more about the Holiday Giving Drive, please click here.
To reach the District Attorney’s Victim-Witness Assistance Program, call (800) 380-3811.