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Victim/Witness Assistance

For many years, the Garden Grove Police Department has actively been involved in providing support services to crime victims in Garden Grove. Due to the wide variety of services available, it has become necessary to develop partnerships with various outside organizations. Many victim services are provided by government entities or non-profit victim rights groups.

They include: Waymakers, Orange County Social Services Agency - Adult Protective Services, Orange County Social Services – Child Protection Services, Child Abuse Services Team, Orange County Mental Health, Domestic Violence Victim Services, Boys and Girls Clubs of Garden Grove and the Salvation Army.

Listed below are some of the most requested services:

2-1-1 Orange County is the equivalent of 9-1-1 but for human services. Callers seeking assistance can dial 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are connected with certified, multi-lingual Information and Referral Specialist who utilize a robust database to provide information on requested services.

Waymakers provides Victims/Witnesses a wide range of services and helps locate important resources in the community. They also have highly skilled and well trained “Victim Advocates” who are located in all the court centers and the District Attorney's office to help crime victims.

Waymakers Victim Assistance Program  714-957-2737
Waymakers Sexual Assault Victim Services  714-957-2737

Other Victim/Witness Assistance Programs

Gang/Hate Crime Victim Services 714-935-7492
Domestic Violence Assistance Program 714-935-7956
Domestic Violence Shelter – Women’s Transitional Living Center   714-992-1931
Elder Abuse Hotline 800-451-5155
Elder Abuse – OC Adult Protective Services 714-825-3000
OC Child Abuse Registry – Reporting 714-940-1000
Orange County Victim Witness Assistance -
West Justice Center
714-896-7188
CA Victims of Crime Compensation Program  800-777-9229
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
Children and Family Services 714-834-5015
Community Legal Aid SoCal 714-571-5200

Community Assistance Programs

Salvation Army Hospitality House 714-542-9576
Salvation Army Family Services 714-783-2344
Garden Grove Housing Authority  714-741-5150
Fair Housing Council of Orange County  714-569-0823
Orange County Human Relations  714-480-6570
Alcoholics Anonymous Referrals 714-556-4555
Drug and Alcohol Services, OC  714-834-3840
Dayle McIntosh Center for Disabled 714-621-3300
CA Dept of Fair Employment and Housing 800-884-1684
Unemployment Ins. Applications 800-300-5616
Health Clinic – UCI Family Health Center  888-456-7002
Environmental Health Agency 714-433-6000