(Supervisors show support for the Victim/Witness Program)….The Program is under the District Attorneys office.
The D.A. Gilbert Otero made a presentation to the Board this week. He said his Department took control of the Program last year. Since then Victim/Witness was moved to the District Attorney’s section at the Administration Center in El Centro. Otero said this was for easy access and extra security for the participants in the program. Following the presentation the Supervisors agreed to accept the reapplication for funding from the California Emergency management Agency in the amount $ 194,728. Otero said that was the total budget for the program. He said, however, they may be in line for future grants provided to underserved counties.