General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-3141
  • Email:
  • Address:
    2220 Tulare St., Suite 1000
    Fresno, CA 93721
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Victims' Rights

A victim is defined under the California Constitution as, "a person who suffers direct or threatened physical, psychological, or financial harm as a result of the commission or attempted commission of a crime or delinquent act. The term victim also includes the person's spouse, parents, children, siblings, or guardian, and includes a lawful representative of a crime victim who is deceased, a minor, or physically or psychologically incapacitated. The term victim does not include a person in custody for an offense, the accused, or a person whom the court finds would not act in the best interests of a minor victim."  (Cal. Const., art. 1, § 28(e).) 

The District Attorney's Office is committed to pursuing justice for crime victims.  In order to preserve and protect a victim's rights to justice and due process, a victim shall be entitled to the Victims' Bill of Rights.

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 Victim/Witness Links

Victims' Rights
Victim's Bill of Rights 

 Victim Resources
 Witness Information
 Case Information 
 Criminal Procedure
 Anatomy of a Trial 
Tips on Testifying
 Court Locations

  Useful Links

Attorney General
 CA Courts Self-Help
 State Bar Victim Information