The police officer, within 24 hours of contact with you, will provide to you a list of Victim Service Programs in your county where you can call an advocate for assistance.
Even though there has been no arrest it is very important that you provide your current address and telephone number to the investigating police officer so that you can be kept informed of the investigation of the case. If there is an arrest, in personal injury crimes, the police officer will notify you within 24 hours after the offender’s preliminary arraignment or 24 hours after a complaint has been filed or forwarded to the juvenile probation office or district attorney.
The district attorney in your county is an elected official whose responsibility, in part, is to prosecute those individuals who commit a crime. There is no charge to the victim for the services of a district attorney to prosecute a crime.