Other Activities

Community Outreach and Coordination
Pro-active efforts are made to identify and contact potential victims utilizing local law enforcement. The Shasta County Board of Supervisors has designated the Crime Victims Assistance Center as the " provider of major and comprehensive victim and witness services in Shasta County". A key element in this role is that of coordinating with and referring victims and witnesses to other community resources including, but not limited to the following: North Valley Catholic Social Services, Child Abuse Treatment Services Program, Child Abuser Vertical Prosecution Grant Program, Women's Refuge, Children and Family Services (CFS), Adult Protective Services (APS), and Helpline.

Law Enforcement Coordination
Law enforcement is a critical resource to the Crime Victims Assistance Center and is also a valuable resource to victims and witnesses of crimes as information about the Crime Victim Assistance Center is often first provided by the local law enforcement officer who investigates the crime. The program works closely with law enforcement to inform officials of the available services and assists them in aiding the victims and witnesses.

Court Support
Victims and witnesses often need considerable assistance to understand and persevere during the court proceedings. The program may assist with child victims in need of court services.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
The form to request notification of inmate status from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can be accessed clicking on this link: http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Victim_Services/application.html

The Crime Victims Assistance Center can provide assistance with VINE registration, please call for your appointment.

"VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) is an automated service available 24-hours-a-day by telephone or internet. Victims of crime and citizens in general may register with the service to be automatically notified when an offender is released or transferred from custody."