SF District Attorney

Victim Services

Advocacy Program

Our goal is to help victims of crime mitigate their trauma, navigate the criminal justice system and rebuild their lives.

Basic Services

  • Crisis support services and counseling
  • Guidance to navigate the criminal Justice system
  • Referrals to local resources and services
  • Assistance in preparing a victim impact statement (for the sentencing phase)
  • Crime Prevention Information
  • Temporary Restraining Order Assistance
  • Restitution
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Funeral/Burial Arrangements
  • Assistance with the CA Victim Compensation Program Applications (CalVCP)

After Hours Resources

  • Child Advocacy Center (415) 694-5840
  • SF Women Against Rape (415) 861-2024
  • WOMAN Inc. (415) 864-4722
  • Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic (415) 255-0165
  • Suicide Prevention (415) 781-0500
  • Elder Friendship Line (415) 752-3778
  • CA Youth Crisis Line 1-800-799-SAFE
  • Crisis Line (415) 781–0500
  • Community United Against Violence (415) 333–4357
  • SFPD Human Trafficking Hotline (415) 654-6233
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888
  • SF Women Against Rape (415) 647-7273

Marsy's Rights

On November 4, 2008, the People of the State of California approved Proposition 9, the Victims’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008: Marsy’s Law. This measure amended the California Constitution to provide additional rights to victims. This includes supporting all victims of crime regardless of imigration status.

Meet Red

Red is our four year old Golden Retriever/Lab Victim Services Dog, raised and trained by Assistance Dogs of the West to assist vulnerable  victims of crime in the criminal justice system with forensic interviews, exams, court and other legal proceedings.