Victim Witness Services

Colusa County Victim Witness
346 5th Street, Suite 101
Colusa, CA 95932
Phone 530-458-0449
Fax 530-458-0517

Victim Services


Crisis intervention and emergency services:
Our Victim Advocates offer crime-related crisis counseling and, when necessary, emergency services: food, shelter, clothing, medical care and transportation.  

Orientation to the criminal justice system: Dealing with the criminal justice system can be intimidating, confusing, and frustrating. A Victim Advocate can explain your rights as a victim and provide information about the process of the criminal justice system.  

Notification: Our staff can provide information about the status of a case before, during and after prosecution.  

Court Support: Appearing in court can be intimidating and inconvenient. A Victim Advocate can help coordinate your scheduled appearance and let you know  what to expect. When needed, Victim Services Advocates accompany victims, witnesses, and family members to court proceedings for support.  

Referral to community agencies for counseling and other resources: Our personnel are familiar with local, state and national resources. We can provide specific information so you can get the help you need.  

Special services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence: Victim Advocates are trained to assist with the special needs of sexual assault and domestic violence victims and can provide emergency assistance.   

State Victim Compensation: Victims, or their families, may be eligible for reimbursement through California’s Victim Compensation Program for out-of-pocket expenses resulting from a crime. Funds may be available for medical and hospital expenses, lost wages or support, funeral expenses, mental health counseling, and physical therapy.  

Witness Services 

Orientation to the criminal justice system: Dealing with the criminal justice system can be intimidating, confusing, and frustrating. A Victim Advocate can explain your rights as a witness and provide information about the process of the criminal justice system.  

Notification: Our staff can provide information about the status of a case before, during and after prosecution.  

Court Support: Appearing in court can be intimidating and inconvenient. A Victim Advocate can help coordinate your scheduled appearance and let you know just what to expect. When needed, Victim Services Advocates accompany victims, witnesses, and family members to court proceedings for support.