Victim Representation at Parole Hearings
Effective, December 8, 2020, the LA County District Attorney’s Office issued a special directive adopting a default policy not to attend parole hearings and will support in writing the grant of parole for a person who has already served their mandatory minimum period of incarceration.
In response, Sheriff Villanueva has announced the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will support victims of crimes by accompanying victims, when requested, to parole hearings.
Support for victims and their families will include:
- Letters written outlining the circumstances of the cases to the parole board
- Upon request, investigators will attempt to accompany victim(s) and their families to virtual parole hearings
- Upon request, investigators will attempt to accompany victim(s) and their families to in-person parole hearings
Victim resources and Crime Prevention
Resources and information for victims, crime survivors, and their families. This page also includes information that will help residents identify crimes, and proactively avoid scams and fraud.