SF District Attorney

Victim Services

Victim Services Division

The Victim Services Division (VSD) of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office strives to make the criminal justice system humane and accessible by providing support and assistance to victims and their families in the aftermath of a crime, during criminal prosecution, and after a verdict has been reached. Even if justice is served in the courtroom, it does not always immediately change the way victims feel in their day-to-day lives afterwards.

Our division provides victims with advocacy, streamlines the process for collecting restitution and recouping compensation for financial losses when possible, and, in general, works tirelessly to support victims regain control over their lives.

Please contact us for more information if you are, or have been, a victim of crime.

Recent Updates

Pathways to Delinquency & Risk Taking for Girls & Young Women

Neuroscience gives us a broader understanding of the adolescent and young adult brain, providing important information about their capacity and opportunities. Reforms to our juvenile justice system, including abolishment of death penalty, life-without-parole sentences in most cases and even the use of secure confinement for juveniles, have been informed by this research. Neuroscience research can also provide us with valuable information that can inform how we provide services to young adults and transitional age youth. This training provides an overview of adolescent/young adult development including biological, neurological and social contexts.

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Working with Young Adults and Transitional Aged Youth Training Video

Neuroscience gives us a broader understanding of the adolescent and young adult brain, providing important information about their capacity and opportunities. Reforms to our juvenile justice system, including abolishment of death penalty, life-without-parole sentences in most cases and even the use of secure confinement for juveniles, have been informed by this research. Neuroscience research can also provide us with valuable information that can inform how we provide services to young adults and transitional age youth. This training provides an overview of adolescent/young adult development including biological, neurological and social contexts.

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Victim Services Division
350 Rhode Island Street, 400N
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 628-652-4100   Fax: 628-652-4001
Email: victimservices@sfgov.org