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General Crime Victim Resources

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Overview

The Office of the City Attorney is committed to assisting victims of crime in accordance with California law. 

FAQs

I have been the victim of a crime, now what?

I suffered monetary damages. How long will it take to get restitution?

The defendant was ordered to pay me but has not made payments or has stopped making payments. What can I do? 

What if the case is dismissed or charges were not filed?

How do I obtain a copy of the police report?

I need a restraining order. Where do I start?

Does a restitution order ever expire?

What types of losses are covered by a restitution order?

Do I need to appear in court?

What is Court Collections' role?

How do I find out if defendant is being charged with a crime?

How do I find out the status of my case?

How can I report a hate crime?

Important Resources

  • VINELink
    www.vinelink.com
    Use VINELink to be notified immediately if a defendant is released from custody.
     
  • San Diego City Attorney Victim Services
    Phone (619) 533-4500
    Fax (619) 533-5505
    [email protected]
     
  • Victims' Bill of Rights
    Learn more
     
  • California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP)
    http://www.victims.ca.gov/victims/ CalVCP Helpline: 1-800-777-9229 (phone) / 1-866-902-8669 (fax)
    The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) can help pay bills and expenses that result from certain violent crimes. Victims of crime who have been injured or have been threatened with injury may be eligible for help.
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