Physical Abuse by a Spouse or Partner is a Crime
The District Attorney is concerned with the many problems faced by victims of domestic violence. We understand how frightened and isolated a person can feel when faced with this situation. The cycle of abuse, as well as many personal issues, may often leave a victim of domestic abuse feeling that there is no solution.
It is important to realize, however, that no individual is entitled to strike, push, hit, slap or physically harm his or her partner. This type of behavior is against the law, and the law is designated to protect victims and their children.
The District Attorney, through the two domestic violence victim advocates, provides support, assistance and information to anyone faced with this situation.
We encourage you to contact the domestic violence victim advocates with any questions or concerns you may have.
The Domestic Violence Victim Advocates are available to:
- Provide counseling and support for victims of domestic violence.
- Assist prosecuting attorneys with contacting domestic violence victims.
- Interview clients and evaluate the problems presented.
- Assist in development of community resources for domestic violence victims.
- Assist in providing referrals for domestic violence victims.
- Consult with other departments and with community agencies.
- Interpret the rules, regulations, and policies of the District Attorney’s Office to clients.
- Communicate in Spanish and English.
To contact a Domestic Violence Victim Advocate in:
Redwood City (650) 599-7479
South San Francisco (650) 877-5797
Individuals seeking assistance can also contact CORA, an agency in San Mateo County dedicated to helping those affected by intimate partner abuse. CORA provides counseling, emergency housing, and legal assistance designed to provide safety, support, and healing.