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Victim-Witness Assistance Program

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Kings County District Attorney's Office
Victim-Witness Assistance Program

Keith L. Fagundes
District Attorney


Julia A. Patino
Program Coordinator




Victim-Witness Assistance Program

A Violent crime can impact many aspects of a person’s life. Not only does crime affect the victim but also their loved ones and sometimes, an entire community. A crime can have long lasting physical, emotional and financial effects.

Often the needs of crime victims can appear to be overshadowed by the focus on the investigation and prosecution of the accused. The Kings County Victim-Witness Assistance Program seeks to make the criminal justice system more understandable, accessible and responsive to the concerns of victims and witnesses.

Our Victim Advocates are available to ensure that crime victims and their family members are kept informed and supported throughout the criminal justice process.

We have specially trained advocates to assist spanish-speaking victims in our rural communities.
Legal Residency is not required in order to receive Victim-Witness Assistance Services.


Assistance is offered at the following locations:




1400 W. Lacey Blvd.
(located on Forum Drive)
Hanford, CA 93230

Monday - Friday, 8-5,
Closed 12:00 - 1:00PM


Police Department
1031 Chittenden Ave.
Corcoran, CA 93212

By appointment only


Avenal Police Department
317 Alpine St.
Avenal, CA 93204

By appointment only



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