Victims’ Services

For more than a decade, the Merced County Victim/Witness Assistance Program has been providing essential services to victims and witnesses of crime throughout the county. Its purpose is to ensure that victims and witnesses of criminal offenses will receive fair and compassionate treatment throughout the judicial process.

In addition, the program attempts to alleviate the trauma and devastating effects of crime on the lives of victims and their families.

550 W. Main St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-7385
Hours: 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Valley Crisis Center

The Valley Crisis Center provides services to persons in Merced County affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. Learn more now.

California Victim/Witness Assistance Program

The California Victim/Witness Assistance Program is a statewide effort to provide support services to all types of victims and witnesses of crimes. Merced's program is one of more than 50 programs in California that are funded largely through the Office of Criminal Justice Programs, with penalty assessments collected from convicted offenders.