Victim Witness Program

The Imperial County Victim Witness Assistance Program is operated through the Imperial County District Attorney's Office. The Program has trained and experienced Victim Advocates to work with victims, witnesses and their families throughout and beyond the criminal justice process. The Advocates will provide the following services and more:

Penal Code section 13835.5 authorizes the following services to be provided:

Mandatory Services

-  Crisis Intervention

-  Emergency Assistance

-  Counseling Resource and Referral

-  Assistance in Filing a California Victim Compensation claim (see below)

-  Assistance in getting the victim’s property returned Orientation to the Criminal Justice System

-  Court Escort and Support

-  Case Status or Disposition Information

-  Notification to Family and Friends

-  Notification to Employer

-  Restitution Assistance

Optional Services

-  Creditor Intervention

-  Child Care Assistance

-  Witness Notification

-  Funeral Arrangement Assistance

-  Crime Prevention Information

-  Witness Protection Assistance

-  Temporary Restraining Order Information

-  Transportation Assistance

-  Employer Intervention


For information to other victim services available in California, please click on this link.

Contact Information & Map

Imperial Valley Victim-Witness Program

940 West Main Street, Suite 102

El Centro, California 92243

(442) 265-1221