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Victim/Witness Assistance Program

Victims' Rights

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office is dedicated to prosecuting criminals and providing advocacy and support services to their victims. The link below will provide you with a list of the rights enacted by the voters in the Victims Bill of Rights Act of 2008, which strengthens and expands victims’ rights to justice and due process.

Victims' Bill of Rights Brochure (Español) (Русский) (Việt Ngữ)

For assistance related to victim notification services, please click here and fill out the online form as completely as possible. We make every effort to respond within 2 business days but sometimes that is not possible. We will contact you at the email address or phone number that you provide. Please note, email communication will provide the most expedient response. Failure to provide an email address can result in a longer delay and possible inability to communicate.

You may also call our victim notification message line at 874.8860 and leave a message. Unfortunately, at this time we do not have sufficient staff to answer every phone call as it is received but we try to return the message as promptly as we can.

Additional Information Resources:

Case Status Information: If you know the defendant's name or case number, you can find status on case proceedings (except juvenile cases) at any time through Sacramento Superior Court's online case index service by clicking here.

Inmate Release Information: If you have the offender's name, you can find inmate release information at any time by contacting the Sheriff's Inmate Release Elective Notification System (SIRENS) 916.874.6752 or visit For more information on SIRENS, click here.

If you do not know whether a defendant has been arrested, please contact your law enforcement agency for status.

Employee Rights (California Labor Code section 230.2): Employers must allow victims or their family members to be absent from work to attend judicial proceedings related to the crime. The crime must be a serious or violent felony or a felony theft or embezzlement. Employees may use paid vacation time, personal leave, sick leave, compensatory leave, or unpaid leave. The employer may not discriminate against an employee who is absent for this reason. You may find the entire code section by clicking here. The District Attorney's Office cannot provide you legal advice on this issue.