Office of the City Attorney
The Domestic Violence & Sex Crimes Unit is responsible for the vertical prosecution of all misdemeanor domestic violence (including same sex), stalking, elder abuse, and child abuse cases in the City of San Diego. In addition, the Unit actively participates in training, outreach, and prevention efforts.
The Unit provides aggressive, comprehensive, and early prosecution of domestic violence cases resulting in a reduction of violence escalation and homicides in the City of San Diego. The Unit's main goal is to maintain victim safety while holding batterers accountable for their actions.
The Domestic Violence & Sex Crimes Unit is a founding partner of the San Diego Family Justice Center (FJC), America's first comprehensive one-stop shop for victims of domestic violence, which opened in 2002.
The Family Justice Center was the first facility of its kind in the United States, housing the entire domestic violence units of the San Diego Police Department and the San Diego City Attorney's Office holding abusers accountable for their crimes. Over 200 professionals provide comprehensive services at the FJC. Services include counseling, forensic medical examinations, restraining orders, or temporary shelter. The FJC serves over 1,000 clients per month, helping victims break the cycle of domestic violence.
The Unit is located at the San Diego Family Justice Center, 1122 Broadway, Suite 200, in downtown San Diego. No appointments are necessary. To learn more, visit the San Diego Family Justice Center Web site.