If you are the victim of a crime, help is available through Victim/Witness Assistance Centers located at the County Justice Centers:

Central Justice Center Map
700 Civic Center Dr. West,
Room 292
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 834-4350
Fax: (714) 834-2688

North Justice Center Map
1275 N. Berkeley Ave.
4th Floor, Room 490
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 773-4575
Fax: (714) 441-3575
Restitution: (714) 773-4689

West Justice Center Map
8141 13th Street
Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: (714) 896-7188
Fax: (714) 896-7526
Witness Coordination:
(714) 934-4634

Harbor Justice Center Map
4601 Jamboree Rd., Ste. 103
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (
949) 476-4855
Fax: (949) 476-4949

Lamoreaux Justice Center Map
341 The City Drive
4th Floor, Room 408
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 935-7074
Fax: (714) 935-6341
Children’s Chambers:
(714) 935-7892

Victim Services

CSP Victim Assistance Programs provide comprehensive services for individuals who are victims of crime, with specialized services for those who are impacted by violent crime. The primary goals of the program are to advocate for victims’ rights, provide emergency assistance in the immediate aftermath of crime, provide on-going support to alleviate the trauma associated with crime, and ease the process of participation in the criminal justice system.

Victim Advocates are available at each Orange County Justice Center to provide crisis intervention services, emergency financial and resource assistance, support counseling, referral to and help in accessing community resources, support during criminal justice proceedings, assistance with Victim of Crime Compensation Claims processing, and other services as required by individual circumstances. Bi-lingual/bi-cultural advocates are available to work with Spanish and Vietnamese speaking clients and translation services are available for those individuals who speak other languages.

Specialized services are available to victims of child abuse, domestic or family violence, elder or dependent adult abuse, gang violence, hate crimes, human trafficking, sexual assault, and surviving family members of homicide victims. Detailed information regarding these specialized program services and other components of Victim Assistance Programs is available on the following pages of this website.

Victims’ Bill of Rights

Under Marsy’s Law, the California Constitution article I, § 28, section (b) provides victims with the following enumerated rights:

  1. To be treated with fairness and respect for his or her privacy and dignity, and to be free from intimidation, harassment, and abuse, throughout the criminal or juvenile justice process.
  2. To be reasonably protected from the defendant and persons acting on behalf of the defendant. 
  3. To have the safety of the victim and the victim’s family considered in fixing the amount of bail and release conditions for the defendant.
  4. To prevent the disclosure of confidential information or records to the defendant, the defendant’s attorney, or any other person acting on behalf of the defendant, which could be used to locate or harass the victim or the victim’s family or which disclose confidential communications made in the course of medical or counseling treatment, or which are otherwise privileged or confidential by law.
  5. To refuse an interview, deposition, or discovery request by the defendant, the defendant’s attorney, or any other person acting on behalf of the defendant, and to set reasonable conditions on the conduct of any such interview to which the victim consents.
  6. To reasonable notice of and to reasonably confer with the prosecuting agency, upon request, regarding, the arrest of the defendant if known by the prosecutor, the charges filed, the determination whether to extradite the defendant, and, upon request, to be notified of and informed before any pretrial disposition of the case.
  7. To reasonable notice of all public proceedings, including delinquency proceedings, upon request, at which the defendant and the prosecutor are entitled to be present and of all parole or other post-conviction release proceedings, and to be present at all such proceedings.
  8. To be heard, upon request, at any proceeding, including any delinquency proceeding, involving a post-arrest release decision, plea, sentencing, post-conviction release decision, or any proceeding in which a right of the victim is at issue.
  9. To a speedy trial and a prompt and final conclusion of the case and any related post-judgment proceedings.
  10. To provide information to a Probation department official conducting a pre-sentence investigation concerning the impact of the offense on the victim and the victim’s family and any sentencing recommendations before the sentencing of the defendant.
  11. To receive, upon request, the pre-sentence report when available to the defendant, except for those portions made confidential by law.
  12. To be informed, upon request, of the conviction, sentence, place and time of incarceration, or other disposition of the defendant, the scheduled release date of the defendant, and the release of or the escape by the defendant from custody.
  13. To restitution. 
    1. It is the unequivocal intention of the People of the State of California that all persons who suffer losses as a result of criminal activity shall have the right to seek and secure restitution from the persons convicted of the crimes causing the losses they suffer. 
    2. Restitution shall be ordered from the convicted wrongdoer in every case, regardless of the sentence or disposition imposed, in which a crime victim suffers a loss. 
    3. All monetary payments, monies, and property collected from any person who has been ordered to make restitution shall be first applied to pay the amounts ordered as restitution to the victim. 
  14. To the prompt return of property when no longer needed as evidence. 
  15. To be informed of all parole procedures, to participate in the parole process, to provide information to the parole authority to be considered before the parole of the offender, and to be notified, upon request, of the parole or other release of the offender.
  16. To have the safety of the victim, the victim’s family, and the general public considered before any parole or other post-judgment release decision is made.
  17. To be informed of the rights enumerated in paragraphs (1) through (16).
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CSP Victim Assistance Programs Governing Board

Honorable Kim R. Hubbard
Governing Board Chair
Judge, Superior Court
County of Orange
Honorable Erick Larsh
Governing Board Vice-Chair
Judge, Superior Court
County of Orange

 

Chris Bieber
Chief Deputy Probation Officer
Orange Co. Probation Dept.
Alan Carlson
Chief Executive Officer
Superior Court, Orange Co.
Charles F. Celano Jr.
Chief of Police
Tustin Police Department
Robert H. Gustafson
Chief of Police
Orange Police Department
Stacey Haden
 
Honorable Ed Hall
Commissioner
Superior Court, Orange Co.
Mike Hamel
Deputy Chief
Irvine Police Department
Julian Harvey
Deputy Chief
Anaheim Police Department
Tony Mesa
Orange County Public Defender
Honorable Cheri Pham
Judge
Lamoreaux Justice Center
Honorable Karen L. Robinson
Judge
Superior Court, Orange Co.
Janet E. Rosecrans-Garcia, MFT
Therapist
Richard Sullivan
Jarvis Krieger & Sullivan
Jim Tanizaki
Senior Assistant District Attorney
Orange County District Attorney's Office
Captain Michael Toledo
Orange County Sheriff's Department
Margot R. Carlson, LMFT
Executive Director
Community Service Programs
 
Ronnetta J. Johnson
Director
CSP Victim Assistance Programs
Honorary Member
Tony Rackauckas

District Attorney
Orange County District Attorney's Office
 
Honorary Member
Honorable Glenda Sanders
Judge
Central Justice Center

CSP Victim Assistance Programs has been serving Orange County since 1978 and is primarily funded through a grant from the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA).