California Law and Victims’ Rights
California Law provides crime victims with important rights. If you are the victim of crime, you may be entitled to the assistance of a victim advocate who can answer many of the questions you might have about the criminal justice system.
Victim Advocates can assist you with:
Explaining what information you are entitled to receive while proceedings are pending
Assisting in applying for restitution to compensate you for crime-related losses
Communicating with the prosecution
Receiving victim support services
Helping you prepare a victim impact statement before an offender is sentenced