District Attorney - Victim Witness Assistance
J. Kirk Andrus
Assistant District Attorney
Victim Witness Program:
The Siskiyou County Victim Witness Program
is part of the District Attorney’s Office (Criminal Division) and is
located in the County Courthouse at 311 Fourth Street. Our office is on
the first floor behind the stairwell.
Office staff consists of one Victim/Witness Coordinator, two
Victim/Witness Advocates and Victim/Witness Volunteers.
The main goal of the Victim Witness program is to assist victims and
witnesses of crime in recovering physically, mentally and financially
from the effects of crime incidents. A secondary goal is to assist the
District Attorney’s Office in successfully prosecuting cases involving
crimes committed in Siskiyou Country.
As a crime victim, you have the right to be compensated, to be heard and
to be informed. The Victim/Witness Center provides the following free
services and assistance to crime victims:
Crisis intervention, including immediate crisis counseling and
subsequent referral to a licensed professional therapist for therapeutic
Advocacy and support during law enforcement interviews.
Individual orientation to the criminal justice system.
Individual preparation for court appearances, escort, and
support during court hearings.
Notification of significant developments in your case.
Recovery of property held as evidence by a law enforcement
Recovery of losses and expenses incurred as a result to the
Emergency assistance referrals to the appropriate local
Upon request, notification of crime to family and friends.
Crime prevention information.
Victim of crime claims to the California Victim Compensation
Program (CalVCP) for medical
expenses, psychological counseling, loss of income or support, job
training, funeral and burial expenses.
If you or someone you know has been victimized as a result of a violent
crime, we encourage you to contact our office at: (530) 842-8229,
1-888-854-2000, ext. 8229 or E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org Our office is prohibited from giving legal advice.