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Asian Cultural Services

Union of Pan-Asian Communities (619) 232-6454

City Attorney Advocates

  • Provide referrals, case stats and support to victims in criminal City Attorney cases including domestic violence, child abuse, stalking, same sex domestic violence, violations of restraining orders, vandalism or harassing phone calls
  • Conduct criminal Stay Away Order assessments and make recommendations to the court (only a Judge can lift or modify a Stay Away Order)
  • Provide resources and referrals for additional services (counseling, shelter, TRO)
  • Conduct Risk Assessments
  • Accompany client to criminal court hearings
  • Instructions on how to reach City Attorney Advocates are in the volunteer area
San Diego City Attorney's Office (619) 533-5544


Civil Legal Services for Victims of Domestic Violence (including restraining orders, child support orders, and divorces)

Center for Community Solutions (858) 272-1574
Legal Aid Society (877) LEGAL AID or (877) 534-2524
San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program
(The Volunteer Lawyer Program provides legal services to undocumented immigrants)
(619) 235-5656
YWCA/Becky's House Legal Services (619) 239-2341

Elder Abuse Services

Adult Protective Services (City) (800) 510-2020
Adult Protective Services (County) (800) 339-4661

Family Justice Centers in San Diego County

San Diego Family Justice Center
(1122 Broadway, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101, Downtown San Diego)
(866) 933-4673 or (619) 533-6000

Information About Family Law Cases

Family Court Services - Downtown* (619) 450-7888
Family Court Services - East County* (619) 456-4100
Family Court Services - North County* (760) 201-8600
Family Court Services - South County* (619) 746-6097

* Indicates Restraining Order Information

For 24-hour custody status of a domestic violence offender, call Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) toll free at (877) 411-5588.

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International Law Enforcement Liaisons for Sexual Assaults

San Diego County Sheriff's Department (858) 495-5590
San Diego Police Department, Criminal Intelligence (Liaison to Mexico) (619) 525-8422

Law Enforcement Agencies (Non-Emergency)

Carlsbad Police Department (760) 931-2197
Chula Vista Police Department (619) 691-5151
Coronado Police Department (619) 522-7350
El Cajon Police Department (619) 579-3311
Escondido Police Department (760) 839-4722
La Mesa Police Department (619) 667-1400
National City Police Department (619) 336-4411
Naval Criminal Investigative Services (619) 556-1364
Oceanside Police Department (760) 435-4900
San Diego Police Department Domestic Violence Unit (619) 533-3500
San Diego Police Department Communications (619) 531-2000
San Diego Sheriff's Dept. Domestic Violence Unit (858) 974-2184
San Diego Sheriff's Department Communications** (858) 565-5200

** Covers unincorporated areas of the County, and contract cities of: Del Mar, San Marcos, Encinitas, Santee, Vista, Solana Beach, Lemon Grove, Imperial Beach and Poway.

Other Services

Multicultural Storefront (619) 531-1590
Lesbian & Gay Men's Community Center (619) 692-2077
Men's Legal Center (619) 239-5100
National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
or (800) 787-3224 (TDD)
San Diego County District Attorney - Victim/Witness Assistance (619) 531-4041

Prosecution of Domestic Violence Cases

San Diego City Attorney's Office
(Domestic Violence Unit)
(619) 533-5544
San Diego County District Attorney's Office - Family Protection Division (Domestic Violence and Child Abuse) (619) 531-4040
San Diego County District Attorney's Office - Superior Court
(Sexual assaults not qualifying as Domestic Violence or Child Abuse)
(619) 531-4040


Report Child Abuse

Child Abuse Hotline (858) 560-2191

San Diego Domestic Violence Council (SDDVC)

  • Develops, promotes and enhances creative prevention and effective intervention initiatives which will reduce the amount of violence in intimate relationships.
  • Works with local, state and federal resources, organizations, and survivors to respond to the crisis of domestic violence.

Services for Victims of Rape or Sexual Assault

Coastal Location (858) 272-5777
East County Location (619) 697-7477
North County Location (760) 747-6282
San Diego County (888) 385-4657

Shelter Information

Animal Safe House Hotline (Temporary housing for pets of victims). Emailing is the fatest way to reach this organization as they don't staff a phone line.
Becky's House/YWCA (24 hour hotline) (619) 234-3164
Center for Community Solutions - Project Safehouse (888) 385-4657
Center for Community Solutions (Rape/Domestic Violence 24 hour hotline) (888) 385-4657
Community Resource Center (877) 633-1112
Crisis House (619) 444-1194
Rachel's Women's Center & Night Shelter (619) 696-0873
Salvation Army Family Resource Center (619) 269-1430
San Diego Rescue Mission Women & Children's Center (619) 687-3720 ext. 36
South Bay Community Services (800) 640-2933
St. Vincent de Paul (619) 233-8500 ext. 1214
Women's Resource Center (760) 757-3500
San DiegoYouth Services (619) 221-8600

Spanish Speaking Agencies

Casa Familiar (619) 428-1115
Chicano Federation (619) 285-5600
Crisis Team (800) 479-3339
YWCA of San Diego County (619) 234-3164

YWCA Legal Clinic

  • Assists with family law issues, restraining orders, divorce and child custody/visitation.
  • Please call for hours of operation.
YWCA of San Diego County (619) 239-2341


Additional Resources