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Crime Victim Information

 

MEGAN'S LAW WEBSITE

www.meganslaw.ca.gov

Since 2004, the public has been able to view information on sex offenders required to register with local law enforcement under California's Megan's Law. Previously, the information was available only by personally visiting police stations and sheriff offices or by calling a 900 toll-free number. The law was given final passage by the Legislature on August 24, 2004 and signed by the Governor on September 24, 2004. 

California has required sex offenders to register with their local law enforcement agencies since 1947. California's Megan's Law provides the public with certain information on the whereabouts of sex offenders so that members of our local communities may protect themselves and their children. Megan's Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known registered sex offender who had moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. In the wake of the tragedy, the Kankas sought to have local communities warned about sex offenders in the area. All states now have a form of Megan's Law.

The law is not intended to punish the registrant and specifically prohibits using the information to harass or commit any crime against a registrant (Pen. Code § 290.46.). Since 2004, the public has been able to view information on sex offenders required to register with local law enforcement under California's Megan's Law. Previously, the information was available only by personally visiting police stations and sheriff offices or by calling a 900 toll-free number. The law was given final passage by the Legislature on August 24, 2004 and signed by the Governor on September 24, 2004. 

California has required sex offenders to register with their local law enforcement agencies since 1947. California's Megan's Law provides the public with certain information on the whereabouts of sex offenders so that members of our local communities may protect themselves and their children. Megan's Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known registered sex offender who had moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. In the wake of the tragedy, the Kankas sought to have local communities warned about sex offenders in the area. All states now have a form of Megan's Law.

The law is not intended to punish the registrant and specifically prohibits using the information to harass or commit any crime against a registrant (Pen. Code § 290.46.). 

 

MARSY'S LAW

On November 4, 2008, the voters of the State of California approved Proposition 9, the Victims’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008: Marsy’s Law, a measure to provide all victims with rights and due process. This webpage is for informational purposes only and is an overview of some of the key sections of Marsy’s Law. A full copy of the text of the Victim’s Bill of Rights Act of 2008: Marsy’s Law (Proposition 9) is available from the California Secretary of State:

Marsy's Law

Victims' Services

 


 

 

INFORMATION FOR VICTIM'S OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

 

Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence-English Click here

 

Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence-Spanish Click here

 

Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence-Armenian Click here

 

Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence-Tagalog Click here

 

Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence-Korean Click here

 

 

 

 

For more information on the YWCA of Glendale Click here 

 

 

Information For Appealing a Court Decision-Victim's Rights Click here

 

It is the goal of the Burbank Police Department to ensure that crime victims and witnesses receive appropriate assistance and that they are provided with information regarding government and private resources available to them.  

 

 

VINE - VICTIM INFORMATION & NOTIFICATION EVERYDAY

WWW.vinelink.com

VINELink is the online version of VINE - Victim Information and Notification Everyday, the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day

 

PROTECTIVE ORDER INFORMATION 

 

Click on the link provided for the most current information regarding the Los Angeles Superior Court locations at which litigants may seek assistance with completion of the necessary documents and file a request for a domestic violence restraining order.  This information can be found on the Court's website at www.lacourt.org by clicking Self Help >Domestic Violence >Los Angeles Superior Court Domestic Violence Filing Locations and Cities.

 

 

   FInformation for Victim's of Identity Theft Click here

 

Information for Victims of Hate Crimes Click here 

 

 

PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT (PREA) 

 The Burbank Police Department will comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) and has established standards to prevent, detect and respond to sexual abuse, harassment and retaliation against detainees or prisoners in the Burbank Police Department’s Type I jail facility.

If you would like to report sexual abuse and sexual harassment on behalf of a detainee or inmate in the Burbank Police Department’s jail facility contact the Jail Manager (818-238-3048), Watch Commander (818-238-3130), City of Burbank Management Services (818-238-5026), or file a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing located at 611 West Sixth Street, 15thFloor, Los Angeles, CA  90017, or call 800-844-1684/800-700-2320 (TTY) or visit the Department’s website at www.DFEH.CA.gov.  You may also file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission located at 255 East Temple Street, 4thFloor, Los Angeles, CA  90012 or call 213-894-1000.

 

T-VISA

In October 2000, Congress created the “T” nonimmigrant status by passing the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (VTVPA). The legislation strengthens the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute human trafficking, and also offer protection to victims.

Further information regarding applying for a T-Visa may be obtained by contacting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at 1-800-375-5283, or online at http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/.

 

U-VISA 

Temporary immigration benefits are available to aliens who are victims of qualifying criminal activity, and to their qualifying family members, as appropriate.The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Victim Notification Program allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. Listed below is a universal resource locator for the Homeland Security Investigations Victim Notification Program. A victim or witness can simply click on the hyperlink and be transferred to a number of valuable services programs provided by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  

Further information regarding applying for a U-Visa may be obtained by contacting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at 1-800-375-5283, or online at http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY / U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT  

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Victim Notification Program allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. Listed below is a universal resource locator for the Homeland Security Investigations Victim Notification Program. A victim or witness can simply click on the hyperlink and be transferred to a number of valuable services programs provided by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.   

 

http://www.ice.gov/victim-notification/ 

 

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) 

The California Victim Compensation Program can help pay bills and expenses that result from certain violent crimes. Victims of crime who have been injured or have been threatened with injury may be eligible for help.

http://vcgcb.ca.gov/victims/

 

 
 
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