Victims’ Services Unit

The Victims' Services Unit (VSU) offers crime victims and their families support and information at every stage of the criminal process. Victims have rights, and the Attorney General is committed to ensuring that those rights are protected.

The guiding principle of the VSU is to provide support, information, and assistance to victims at every stage of the criminal process. It is an essential service in empowering victims.

VSU provides appeal notification to victims and their families, as well as assistance, support, resources, and outreach in capital and non-capital appeals. In addition, VSU provides assistance to crime victims and their families when the Attorney General's Office is prosecuting a case.

Through our services, crime victims are able to track the status of appeals and recusal cases. These updates allow victims and their families to exercise their rights to address the court or otherwise participate in parole, clemency, and execution proceedings.

To receive information on resources, notification of an appeal, or notification on a case the Attorney General's Office is prosecuting, please contact VSU at (877) 433-9069 or VictimServices@doj.ca.gov.

color guard for the National Victims Rights Week at the Capitol     Mural of Murder Victims at the California Capitol on April 20

Color Guard and Mural of Murder Victims at the California Capitol for the National Victims Rights Week. The Office of the Attorney General and the Victims' Services Unit joined in addressing the importance of coordinated services for crime victims.