Victim Witness Assistance Program


No one can imagine the range of emotions crime victims experience, except other victims and those who assist them. There is no way to prepare for the feelings of helplessness and frustration crime victims endure.

The intent of the program is to reduce the trauma and insensitivity that victims and witnesses sometimes suffer following a crime. Advocates guide victims through the legal system and direct them to agencies and organizations that offer assistance and emergency services.

You can contact a DA Victim Advocate at any of these numbers:

  • (925) 957-8650 Martinez
  • (510) 374-3272 Richmond

Or email Alana Mathews, Victim Witness Program Director at: [email protected]


California Victim Compensation Board