Victim Services

Victim Services 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 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." (California Constitution, Article 1, Section 28(e))

Victim Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete a victim survey.

The Probation Department's mission is to facilitate restitution to victims by:

  • Including victim statements and restitution information in the investigative reports written by Probation for court sentencing hearings.
  • Establishing restitution accounts for payments to victims.
  • Monitoring the payment of restitution to victims during probation supervision.
  • Maintaining contact with victims to make sure probationer are complying with no contact orders.
  • Obtaining abstracts of judgment for victims if any restitution is unpaid at the expiration of probation.

Additional Victim Resources

  • Victim's Bill of Rights, "Marsy's Rights"
    California Constitution, Article I, Section 28(b)
    Marsy's Rights 
  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
    Restitution: A Victim's Guide
  • Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office Victim-Witness Assistance Program
    (805)568-2400  South County
    (805)346-7529  North County 
  • Santa Barbara County Jail - Adult Inmate Information
    County inmate custody and release information.
  • Santa Barbara County Probation Department - Juvenile Custody Information
    (805)692-4840  Santa Barbara
    (805)739-8550  Santa Maria
    (805)737-7800  Lompoc
  • Santa Barbara County Superior Court Website
    Information on active criminal cases.  Requires the defendant's name and court case number.
  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
    State prison inmate status and release information and notice of parole procedures. 
  • State of California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board