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Family Violence Prosecution Unit

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office is deeply committed to making home the safe place it should be. The Family Violence Prosecution Unit was established to provide the continuity and specially trained personnel required to most effectively prosecute a variety of cases involving family members and intimate partners.  These cases include:

  • Serious Domestic Violence Offenses
  • Stalking
  • Child Abuse (physical, sexual, cyber crime and exploitation, human trafficking)
  • Elder Abuse (physical, sexual)

The prosecution of these cases begins only after a police investigation is completed and the police agency presents the Family Violence Unit filing deputies with the results of that investigation in the form of police reports and other evidence, at which time charging decisions are made.

This unit is a vertical prosecution unit, which means one Deputy City Attorney along with a victim advocate and investigator is assigned to the case from the beginning to the end.

The Family Violence Unit makes every effort to respect the confidentiality requests of victims and to deal with these cases in as sensitive and respectful manner as possible.

For more information about the City Attorney Family Violence Unit, click here.

City of Los Angeles Policy In Support of Employee Victims of Domestic Violence

The City of Los Angeles, as an employer, recognizes the need to promote a work environment that is supportive of victims of domestic violence and sensitive to the effects of domestic abuse. Therefore, it is the policy of the City to offer assistance and a supportive environment to its employees experiencing domestic violence or abuse by providing:

  • An understanding and supportive workplace environment
  • Referrals to appropriate community and workplace resources
  • An alternative to discipline when work performance is affected as a result of the battering relationship

It is the purpose of this policy to ensure that employees who are in battering relationships will have the opportunity to obtain appropriate assistance so that they may remain productive members of the City’s workforce. While this policy cannot address the abusive actions of its employees who may perpetrate domestic violence and abuse with no connection to the workplace, the City recognizes the harm resulting from such abuse upon its employees, City’s resources, and the well-being of the City and all of its residents. To download the policy, click here.