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IMG_9875 - CopyThe Yuba County Probation Department's, Victim Services program is committed to providing quality, compassionate and dignified services to those who have been affected by crime. Here are some of the services available, however we encourage you to call for questions, concerns or needs you may have.




Victim Services


Crisis intervention and emergency services.
 Our Victim Advocates offer crime-related crisis counseling and, when necessary, emergency services: food, shelter, clothing, medical care and transportation.

Orientation to the criminal justice system. Dealing with the criminal justice system can be intimidating, confusing, and frustrating. A Victim Advocate can explain your rights as a victim and provide information about the process of the criminal justice system.

Notification: Our staff can provide information about the status of a case before, during and after prosecution.

Court Support: Appearing in court can be intimidating and inconvenient. A Victim Advocate can help coordinate your scheduled appearance and let you know  what to expect. When needed, Victim Services Advocates accompany victims, witnesses, and family members to court proceedings for support.

Referral to community agencies for counseling and other resources. Our personnel are familiar with local, state and national resources. We can provide specific information so you can get the help you need.

Special services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Victim Advocates are trained to assist with the special needs of sexual assault and domestic violence victims and can provide emergency assistance. 

State Victim Compensation.  Victims, or their families, may be eligible for reimbursement through California’s Victim Compensation Program for out-of-pocket expenses resulting from a crime. Funds may be available for medical and hospital expenses, lost wages or support, funeral expenses, mental health counseling, and physical therapy.

Witness Services

Orientation to the criminal justice system. Dealing with the criminal justice system can be intimidating, confusing, and frustrating. A Victim Advocate can explain your rights as a witness and provide information about the process of the criminal justice system.

Notification: Our staff can provide information about the status of a case before, during and after prosecution.

Court Support: Appearing in court can be intimidating and inconvenient. A Victim Advocate can help coordinate your scheduled appearance and let you know just what to expect. When needed, Victim Services Advocates accompany victims, witnesses, and family members to court proceedings for support.

Treatment

Individual Therapy. The program can provide individual and family treatment services to those who have been a victim  and/or witness to a crime. The program will work with you to file a CAL VCP application and if you have insurance we will work with you. There are no out of pocket expenses for your treatment.
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PCIT. We offer Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) which is a family-centered treatment approach proven effective for abused and at-risk children ages 2 to 8 and their caregivers—birth parents, adoptive parents, or foster or kin caregivers. During PCIT, therapists coach parents while they interact with their children, teaching caregivers strategies that will promote positive behaviors in children who have disruptive or externalizing behavior problems. Research has shown that, as a result of PCIT, parents learn more effective parenting techniques, the behavior problems of children decrease, and the quality of the parent-child relationship improves.

All the therapists in the program are trained in the use of Trauma informed practices, treatment modalities and have practiced for over 10 years specializing in trauma. The use of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Childhood Traumatic Grief Cognitive Behavioral therapy and many others are commonly utilized by the treatment staff.
IMG_9903"Kids Place" Forensic Interview Center

The Victim Services Center is home to the KIDS PLACE Forensic Interview center. Here children are forensically interviewed in a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) setting with law enforcement, District Attorney, Child and Adult Protective Services and Victim Services all present. The use of an MDT is especially important when dealing with child disclosures as this process seeks to minimize the number of times a child is interviewed, utilizes trained child forensic interviewers, reduces the likelihood of suggestibility, fear, intimidation and most importantly this process serves to reduce the trauma a child may experience.