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VineLinkVINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)

The California VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes. The toll-free number for the California VINE system is (877) 411-5588. This service is brought to you by the San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office and is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status. More information

 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. An overview of some of the key sections of Marsy’s Law are available in English or Spanish.

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 at:

The Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention (SARP) Center works to reduce the devastation of sexual violence in the county of San Luis Obispo through the provision of comprehensive and accessible crisis and support services. These services include a 24-hour crisis line, follow-up crisis counseling, clinical therapy, accompaniment and advocacy. The SARP Center has also worked to increase community awareness through prevention and educational programs. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.

Contact the SARP Center:
51 Zaca Lane, Suite 140
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
24-hour phone line: (805)545-8888


The Women’s Shelter of San Luis Obispo County serves victims of intimate partner violence and child abuse. Services include a 24 hour crisis line (781-6400), emergency safe house, legal assistance, counseling, transitional housing, and case management. Services provided to all qualifying individuals with sensitivity to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.  For more information visit us at

El Programa de Refugio para Mujeres ofrece servicios a víctimas de violencia entre parejas y abuso infantil. Los servicios incluyen una línea de crisis las 24 horas del día (781-6400), casa refugio de emergencia, asistencia legal, consejería, vivienda de transición y manejo de casos. Los servicios se ofrecen a todas las personas que califican con consideración a su raza, sexo, orientación sexual o discapacidad. Para mayor información, vaya a

The District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Center provides a wide variety of crisis and support services to all types of crime victims and their families, including assisting eligible victims with applications to the state for payment of crime-related expenses. In addition, Center staff support victims and witnesses throughout the criminal justice process by providing case status information and coordination of court appearances.

Contact Information:

Phone: 1--805-781-5821 or Toll-Free: (866) 781-5821
FAX: 1-805-781-5828