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Victim Support Program

(310) 618-5779

The Torrance Victim Support Program was created to ensure that support services are accessible to crime victims. The Victim Support Program is available to provide helpful and compassionate support to victims of crime and increase their participation in the Criminal Justice System. The Program provides such services as crisis intervention, counseling, resource and referrals and court support.  Listed below are some of the services designed to assist the crime victims in the City of Torrance.

Program Services

Crisis Intervention -Supporting victims through the emotional trauma following a crime Assistance with Victim Compensation Claims - Directing victims to the appropriate agencies for filing compensation
Counseling - Providing professional counseling for victims to help them cope with the problems related to the crime Provide Crime Prevention Information - Providing brochures, pamphlets or other related material on crime prevention
Orientation to the Criminal Justice System - Explanation of the court system, court support and case status Follow-up Contact with Victim - contacting the victim to ensure that services are being provided


Did you know that the following are some common reactions victims may experience due to the trauma of a crime?

 Fear

 Anxiety

 Depression

 Anger

 Sadness

 Sleep disturbances

The Victim Support Program is here to help victims through these difficult situations and assist them on their way to recovery!  If you would like any of these Victim Support services, or need additional information please call us at the number listed above. 


VINE Program (Victim Information Notification Everyday)

Vine is a free and anonymous telephone service that provides victims of crime two important features: information and notification.  The Los Angeles County VINE service is provided by the LA County Sheriff's Department.   VINE monitors the custody status of offenders in the LA County Jail and receives updated information every 15 minutes via an interface with the LA County Jail booking system.  Information is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and the service is available in English and Spanish.

In LA County, VINE can be reached at (877) VINE 4 LA (8463452) or online at http://www.vinelink.com/

Downloads:  the VINE Fact Sheet    VINE brochure     VINE brochure (Spanish)

For additional information, you can visit the LA County Sheriff's Department VINE webpage at www.lasd.org/lasd_services/vine.html