Additional County Resources

Megan’s Law

As a result of a new law, this site will provide you with access to information on more than 63,000 persons required to register in California as sex offenders.

Marsy’s Law (Prop 9)

On November 4, 2008, the People of the State of California approved Proposition 9, the Victims’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008: Marsy’s Law.  This measure amends the California Constitution to provide additional rights to victims.  This sheet contains specific sections of the Victims’ Bill of Rights and resources.  Crime victims may obtain additional information regarding Marcy’s law and local Victim Witness Assistance Center information by contacting the Victims of Violent Crime Resource Center at 1-800-VICTIMS or 1-800-842-8467.

A copy of the form can be downloaded from the Police Forms page.  This form is provided in multiple languages.

Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center

The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC), founded in 1986, is a public benefit corporation serving individuals, groups, and organizations throughout San Mateo County.  They provide conflict prevention, management, and resolution services and promote the use of non-adversarial processes in a wide variety of situations. PCRC services empower people, build relationships, and reduce violence.

C.O.R.A Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse

CORA provides free and confidential services to victims and survivors of domestic/dating violence and abuse, including child and teen witnesses, in San Mateo County.  There services include a 24-hour hotline, support groups, legal services, emergency and transitional housing, and more, in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.

County of San Mateo Victim Center

Main Office: 400 County Center 3rd Floor, Redwood City CA 94063
Northern County Office: 1050 Mission Road, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: 650.599.7479

The State of California will, within certain limits and depending on claim eligibility, reimburse victims and/or their dependents for medical/therapy expenses and other expenses resulting from criminal acts.

Unfortunately, the program cannot pay for lost, damaged, or stolen property.

Crimes may include, but are not limited to:
1. Domestic Violence
2. Sexual Assault
3. Child Abuse
4. Assault
5. Homicide
6. Vehicular Manslaughter
7. Elder Abuse
8. Robbery
9. Driving Under the Influence
10. Criminal Threats

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

PHS/SPCA, a private non-profit guided by the humane ethic, builds healthy relationships between people and animals. As an ethical choice, they accept all animals in need of care and often provide a second chance to the neediest animals: those who would otherwise be turned away at so-called “no kill” agencies that accept only highly adoptable animals. They also serve as our County’s provider of animal rescue and control services and, as such, have no control over the number of incoming animals. Their records are outstanding. Since 2003, they have adopted 100% of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats.