Underserved Victims Immigration Assistance

The Underserved Program serves the Hispanic community, targeting low-income farmworkers, monolingual Spanish-speakers, and indigenous immigrants who have been victims of crime in Madera County.  Farm workers, monolingual Spanish-speakers, and indigenous immigrant populations in Madera County are under-represented when it comes to accessing services.   This is due to many barriers that these populations face including language, understanding of social services and other programs, and a fear of law enforcement and other public agencies.  CAPMC-VS works with individuals in the targeted populations to navigate through the criminal justice system and support them in enforcing their victim’s rights.  CAPMC-VS helps them break down barriers and access services including:

  • crisis intervention
  • victim compensation program
  • accompaniment to law enforcement interviews
  • counseling services
  • court support/criminal justice orientation
  • transportation
  • restraining order assistance
  • legal immigration services including U-Visa Certification