2016 California Code
Penal Code - PEN
PART 4 - PREVENTION OF CRIMES AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS
TITLE 7.5 - THE HERTZBERG-LESLIE WITNESS PROTECTION ACT
14024. The Attorney General shall coordinate the efforts of state and local agencies to secure witness protection, relocation, and assistance services and then reimburse those state and local agencies for the costs of the services that he or she determines to be necessary to protect a witness from bodily injury, assure the witness s safe transition into a new environment, and otherwise to assure the health, safety, and welfare of the witness. The Attorney General may reimburse the state or local agencies that provide witnesses with any of the following:
(a) Armed protection or escort by law enforcement officials or security personnel before, during, or subsequent to, legal proceedings.
(b) Physical relocation to an alternate residence.
(c) Housing expense.
(d) Appropriate documents to establish a new identity.
(e) Transportation or storage of personal possessions.
(f) Basic living expenses, including, but not limited to, food, transportation, utility costs, and health care.
(g) Support, advocacy, and other services to provide for witnesses safe transition into a new environment.
(h) Other services as needed and approved by the Attorney General.
(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 455, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2008.)
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