Domestic Violence

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has a unit dedicated to Domestic Violence cases. The team of 21 members works to ensure that victim’s needs are met

The prosecutors, victim services advocates, investigators and paralegals in the District Attorney’s Domestic Violence Unit are specially trained to handle domestic violence cases. They will work with the victim through every step of the criminal justice process and provide victims with access to services. The primary mission of the District Attorney’s Office is to protect victims of crime and hold their abusers accountable.

The SFDA is committed to prosecuting domestic violence perpetrators to fullest extent of the law. We provide support and services to domestic violence victims by:

  • Help obtaining a restraining order
  • Provide information about child support options
  • Providing counseling and support
  • Helping with claims for Victim Compensation
  • Providing information about the Criminal Justice system
  • Advising clients of case status
  • Helping with transportation
  • Providing clients with a court waiting area and escort to court
  • Assisting with property return
  • Helping write an impact statement
  • Seeking restitution from the offender

Victims can also find support at:

National Domestic Hotline 800-799-SAFE


Break the Cycle (DV Teens) 800-246-9410

Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic: 415-252-2844

A Woman's Place: 415-487-2140

Asian Women's Shelter: 415-751-7110

La Casa de las Madres: 415-503-0500

Riley Center: 415-255-0165

WOMAN, Inc.: 415-864-4722

Rosalie House: 415-255-0165

Office of the District Attorney Victim Services Hours:
Hall of Justice – 850 Bryant Street
Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm

Child Support Clinic
1st and 3rd Mondays, 9am to 11am

Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic
Tuesdays, 1 to 5pm

La Casa de las Madres

- Please call to schedule a meeting

Mission - Mujeres Unidas, 3543 18th Street

- Please call to schedule a meeting

Chinatown – Cameron House, 920 Sacramento Street

- Please call to schedule a meeting

Bayview –YMCA, 1601 Lane Street

- Please call to schedule a meeting

Tenderloin – Glide, 330 Ellis Street

- Please call to schedule a meeting