Asian/Pacific Islander Advisory Board

DA with Scam Bags  Blessing Scam Flyer

Focus Areas

Elder Abuse and Scam Prevention
Public Education on Services by District Attorney’s Office
Immigration
Poverty

The API Board provides a platform for members of the API community to come together to celebrate the collective identity and diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community while addressing crime impacting their community.

The API Advisory Board led a public education campaign on elder financial abuse, which resulted in more public awareness about the “blessing scams.” Alongside Self Help for the Elderly and API Legal Outreach, SFDA holds three annual outreach meetings in Chinatown, Sunset, and Visitacion Valley to educate the community on how to avoid blessing scams.  Additionally, outreach meetings are conducted with non-profits identified by the API Advisory Board to explain the kinds of services our office provides.