San Mateo County Victim Assistance Center

Find San Mateo County California victim assistance centers. Victim assistance centers provide information about crime and criminal victimization, domestic violence, NOVA, victims compensation funds and impact statements.

San Mateo County Victims Assistance 1024 Mission Road South San Francisco CA 94080 650-877-5494

About San Mateo County Victim Assistance

San Mateo County Victim Assistance is an agency that provides a range of services to victims of crimes in San Mateo County, CA. The purpose of the Office of Victim Assistance is to help victims recover from the effects of the crime, to provide protection against future victimization, and to train other service providers that support San Mateo County victims. Victim Assistance agencies can be federal, California, or San Mateo County government agencies. There are also numerous non-profit Victim Assistance organizations with similar missions.

You may contact Victims Assistance for questions about:
  • San Mateo County victim services programs
  • Crime victim compensation programs
  • San Mateo County domestic violence programs
  • The criminal justice system
  • Crime reporting
San Mateo County Victim Compensation & Advocacy

San Mateo County victim compensation programs provide financial assistance to victims and their families for expenses related to a crime that are not covered by insurance. Victim notification systems provide San Mateo County crime victims with alerts regarding the status of criminal court cases, parole and pardon requests by the perpetrator, registration in the sex offender registry, and other notifications to help victims protect themselves. Victim advocacy services in San Mateo County are designed to help victims understand the criminal justice process, guide victims in exercising their rights, and assist victims in requesting compensation or restitution.

Victim Assistance Agencies

At the California State and San Mateo County level, Victim Assistance Offices can be organized as a division within the Department of Corrections, as an office within the Judicial branch or California District Attorney Office, or as a component of the parole and probation system. At the federal level, the U.S. Department of Justice runs Victim Assistance programs through the Office of Justice Programs and the FBI.

San Mateo County Services for Crime Victims

The Office of Justice Programs operates the Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC). This agency administers a Crime Victims Fund, which supplements California State funding programs for compensating and assisting crime victims. The OVC also runs a Training and Technical Assistance Center as a resource for service providers and victims' advocates. In addition, the FBI operates the Office of Victim Assistance. The San Mateo County Office of Victim Services ensures that victims of crimes investigated by the FBI have access to victim services and notification systems. This office also provides emergency services to victims of terrorism and their families.

Non-Governmental Programs

Non-profit Victim Assistance organizations in San Mateo County provide a range of similar advocacy and financial assistance programs for victims. They may also engage in advocacy for policies and California and local San Mateo County laws that support victims of crime.