To Our Community,
As the designated city agency to serve victims of violent crime in San Francisco, we first want to express our deepest condolences to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Ahmaud Arbery and Tony McDade.
We join those across San Francisco and the nation in expressing our outrage over continued violence against Black people in our country. The long legacy of racial injustice, violence, and discrimination is painful and infuriating, and we stand with our community in that pain and anger and will continue to work toward a system that is free of structural racism and violence. The dehumanization and demonization of Black people and people of color are unacceptable and is the responsibility of each of us to do better in order to make meaningful lasting systemic change.
We are committed to assisting any victims of violent crime mitigate their trauma, navigate the criminal justice system, and rebuild their lives. We are here for our community members who may need access to resources and referrals during this difficult time. We commit to continuing to serve victims of crime, be critical of our work using an anti-racist framework and strive for the day when there is truly justice and equity for all.
The Victim Services Division
Office of San Francisco District Attorney