There are a variety of state agencies and community organizations that may be able to provide assistance and support to crime victims. Listing here is for informational purposes only and not an endorsement of the web content or the organization.

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  • Victims’ Services Unit Brochure, pdf
  • Hate Crimes Information, pdf
    This brochure provides an overview on the definition of hate crimes, and how to distinguish between a hate crime and a hate incident. It also provides guidance on what to do if you witness a hate crime, or find yourself or someone you know the victim of a hate crime.
  • Citizen's Guide to Preventing & Reporting Elder Abuse, pdf
    Nearly 200,000 Californians are victims of elder abuse each year. This guide provides information for the prevention and reporting of elder abuse.
  • Guía Para Cuidadanos Ciudadanos Para Prevenir Y Denunciar El Abuso De Ancianos, pdf
    Un folleto educativo que sirve como guía para que ancianos y personas encargadas de cuidarlos aprendan a reconocer señales de abuso; con prácticos consejos sobre cómo evitar ser víctima y cómo informar una sospecha de abuso. Este folleto está disponible al público sin costo alguno. Puede ser obtenido a través del internet o por escrito: Office of the Attorney General, 1300 I Street, Suite 1150, Sacramento, CA 95814.
  • Execution & Clemency In California: A Guide For Victims, pdf
    This brochure provides an overview for victims and their ability to participate in clemency hearings and executions in California.
  • A Victim's Guide to the Capital Case Process, pdf
    Provides crime victims and the general public with a comprehensive guide to the death penalty appellate process. This guide developed by the Victims' Services Unit seeks to clearly explain the capital appeals process from the original trial through to the execution. In California, death penalty appeals may take between 12 and 20 years to reach resolution due to constitutional safeguards guaranteed each inmate. These delays often cause frustration for surviving victims and their families.