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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