Court & Parole Accompaniment
Upon request and based on availability, advocates are available to accompany victims to court proceedings and help prepare for and accompany victims to parole hearings throughout the State of California. (restricted to Yolo and Sacramento Counties)
I-CAN works closely with Victim Witness offices around the state who are all experienced in court procedure/process. Where we can attend a court proceeding, we prefer that Victim Witness provide that service as they are in court day in and day out and are better prepared to assist you. However, we will help coordinate efforts to provide as much support as we can through this difficult process.
For Parole Hearings:
I-CAN will assist with registering with CDCR victim services to attend the hearing. Help with developing an impact statement. We provide information about the process and accompaniment/support at the hearing. Assistance in filing for victim compensation: The California Victim Compensation Board provides financial assistance to victims of violent crime. I-CAN can provide assistance with the application and filing process.