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Santa Cruz County Victim Services

The Santa Cruz County Probation Department has increased services to crime victims and expanded options for deliquent youth as they work towards competency development and accountability.

Victim services include helping and informing crime victims to inquire about their rights, overseeing a Victim Offender Dialogue Program, conducting Victim Awareness Education classes for youth, and putting a stronger focus on restitution payments by offenders.

Our department is committed to acknowledging the important role which crime victims play in the criminal/juvenile justice system. We believe that by continuing our research in this area, studying best practices, coordinating existing resources, and providing meaningful services and educational opportunities for crime victims and offenders we will move towards helping to repair the harm caused by crime.