Victim Witness Unit

Victim-Witness Assistance Program


A violent crime can impact many aspects of a person's life. Not only does crime affect the victim but also their loved ones and sometimes, an entire community. A crime can have long lasting physical, emotional and financial effects.


Often the needs of crime victims can appear to be overshadowed by the focus on the investigation and prosecution of the accused. The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office Victim-Witness Assistance Program seeks to make the criminal justice system more understandable, accessible and responsive to the concerns of victims and witnesses.


Our Victim Advocates are available to ensure that crime victims and their family members are kept informed and supported throughout the criminal justice process.


We have specially trained advocates to assist victims of elder/dependent adult abuse and domestic violence.


Legal Residency is not required in order to receive Victim-Witness Assistance Services.

Assistance offered at the following locations:


Santa Barbara
1112 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tel: (805) 568-2400


Toll Free: 855-840-3232


Santa Maria
312-D East Cook Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Tel: (805) 346-7529


Toll Free: 855-840-3233

115 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, CA 93436
Tel: (805) 737-7910

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