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Domestic Violence & Sex Crimes Unit

The Domestic Violence & Sex Crimes Unit handles misdemeanor cases of domestic violence, elder abuse, sexual battery, stalking, and child abuse, including neglect, molestation, and statutory rape. This unit was designated as a state-of-the-art program by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, which lauded the unit’s innovative approach to prosecuting domestic violence cases, with or without the victim’s participation.

We focus on early intervention at the misdemeanor level, coupled with a coordinated community response, in an effort to prevent family violence from escalating and perpetuating itself from generation to generation. Our Deputy City Attorneys handle all aspects of the cases from the time a report is received, and also work directly with Your Safe Place to ensure victims of domestic violence receive the services they need in order to keep them safe.

For information or questions about criminal cases being handled by this unit, please call (619) 533-5500 or email CityAttyCrimInfo@sandiego.gov.

Your Safe Place – A Family Justice Center

is a comprehensive, one-stop shop for victims of domestic violence, family violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and elder abuse. At Your Safe Place victims of abuse or trafficking can access the resources they need at no cost, in a nonjudgmental and supportive atmosphere, to begin healing and reclaim their lives. Your Safe Place is located at 1122 Broadway, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101. To schedule an appointment or learn more about the services offered at Your Safe Place, call (619) 533-6000 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. After hours, call the toll-free 24-hour San Diego Domestic Violence hotline: 888-DV-LINKS (888-385-4657).