As a victim, you may feel…
Please remember, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
The Soledad Police Department provides services for victims of violent crimes in the City of Soledad. The Advocate provides information about victims’ rights and the criminal legal system and makes referrals to local agencies according to your specific needs. The advocate works with the officers to ensure that all victims of violent crimes are treated with fairness and respect.
Victim services personnel can provide an immediate and short-term response to mental, emotional, physical, and behavioral distress.
Crisis Support Hotlines (24 Hours)
|National Suicide Prevention Hotline||988|
|Adult Protective Services County Information (Elder Abuse)||1-800-799-7333|
|Mobile Response Team (Children and Youth 21 and under) (Local)||(831) 687-4379|
|Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (Local)||(831) 375-4357 or (831) 424-4357|
|National Child Abuse Hotline||1-800-422-4453|
|National Domestic Violence Hotline||1-800-799-7233|
|National Human Trafficking Hotline||Text 233-733 (Be Free); or Call 1-888-373-7888|
|Veterans Crisis Line||800-272-8255 (TALK), PRESS “1” for Veterans|
|YWCA (Local Domestic Violence Crisis Line) (Hablan Español)||1-831-372-6300 OR 1-831-757-1001|
Victim services personnel can assist victims in navigating the multiple complex processes within the criminal justice system and understanding their rights.
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Victim services personnel can help victims create safety plans to prepare for and access help when future victimization or crises occur, or to reduce the risk of harm.
There are different kinds of restraining orders available through the court system. Please read through the different eligibility requirements, some are limited in the relief that they can provide.
Types of restraining orders:
For those identified needs that victim services personnel cannot meet; they can provide referrals to local community organizations. Please visit our Community Resources page in our City of Soledad website to view additional services offered within our community.
The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) Program helps crime victims and their immediate families with the financial costs of crime. CalVCB covers crime-related costs such as counseling, medical treatment, and loss of income not paid by other sources.
If you or your immediate family have financial costs because of a crime, you may be eligible for the crime victims’ compensation program. Here is what you need to know.
Who qualifies for compensation?
You may apply for compensation for all eligible crime-related costs. To receive compensation for these costs, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
What Crimes Does the Program Cover?
Covered crimes include but are not limited to:
Payor of Last Resort
By law, CalVCB is a payor of last resort, which means applicants are compensated for covered expenses that have not been and will not be compensated from any other source.
A claimant is first required to exhaust payments from other public or private sources prior to seeking compensation from CalVCB. Sources include:
248 Main Street • Soledad, CA 93960
Phone: 831-223-5000 • Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm